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A New Definition of Competency-Based Education for K-12 Education Transformation

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 14, 2019) — Eight years after releasing the field’s first working definition of competency-based education, CompetencyWorks (at the Aurora Institute, formerly iNACOL, @Aurora_Inst) has expanded the definition to reflect deepened understanding in the field and address the challenges of implementing student-centered learning models in K-12 education. Competency-based education, as defined by the […]


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CompetencyWorks Releases Report Updating Definition of Competency-Based Education

Today, the CompetencyWorks initiative of the Aurora Institute (formerly iNACOL) released What Is Competency-Based Education? An Updated Definition. The report updates the 2011 working definition, which helped to build the field and create common understandings of key elements in competency-based systems among stakeholders. The definition has been used by schools to support design and implementation, […]


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What Is Competency-Based Education? An Updated Definition

This report updates the field’s 2011 working definition of competency-based education, which helped to build the field and create common understandings of key elements in competency-based systems among stakeholders. Competency-based education is being implemented at deeper levels in more schools every year. It is a major shift in school culture, structures, and pedagogy focused on […]


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Eliot Levine Shares News on the Definition of Competency-Based Education in the Latest Innovation Spotlight Podcast

It’s been eight years since the field developed its working definition of competency-based education. This week, the Aurora Institute will unveil an updated definition. Our Research Director, Eliot Levine, who also manages the CompetencyWorks initiative, sat down to talk with Matthew Shea and Courtney Belolan about why the update was needed.  Their conversation is the latest […]


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