Turning Competencies into Learning Outcomes

Here’s what I did with one set of trade instructors to turn competencies into learning outcomes: Re-translating the program outline We started with the provincial program outline for their trade (owned by the BC Industry Training Authority, here’s an example for Carpenter). This outline is deceiving: it is originally intended to communicate performance competencies for […]

Competencies vs. Learning Outcomes

There’s buzz growing around competency-based learning and something called “competency-based pedagogy”. Much of it appears muddled, particularly when someone wants to throw in a technology to enable this “competency-based pedagogy”. Perhaps it’s important to make sure we are all speaking the same language. Fallacy 1: Competencies are equivalent to learning outcomes Fallacy 2: A series […]

Social Learning Leaders

I had the opportunity to participate in a 4-day workshop led by Etienne and Bev Wenger-Trayner on being a social learning leader in growing and developing communities of practice and networks: BETreat “State of the Art” October 7-10, 2014. http://wenger-trayner.com/betreat-canada-2014/ Sharing the Message from BETreat 2014 Penticton: Our Key Learning: We thought a lot about […]

Mobile Learning Toolkit

Coming from the International Labour Organization’s International Training Centre’s DELTA unit is a very excellent online course Mobile Learning Toolkit. It has been developed specifically to support capacity-building in starting business in Africa (aptly named, Start and Improve Your Business) but it is also a handy collection of methods and activities for anyone wanting to […]