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Use of self-paced learning in the context of competency-based training at TAFE

By Marion N. G Higgins


The aim of this study was to monitor the adaptability and perceptions of students and teacher who were in transition from traditional to self-paced learning in the context of competency-based training using action research paradigm. The context for this study was in the area of hospitality, specifically in computer education, where students and teachers are using hospitality specific software for food and beverage stock management education. As a result of the implementation of competency-based training, many alternative methods of delivery for educating are being sought. One of these alternative methods of delivery is that of self-paced learning. This study reports on the development of the subject in competency-based training format, development of material for self-paced style of learning and modification of the material based on one semester long implementation. Recommendations for future development are made

Topics: Computers Study and teaching (Higher), Competency based education, Adult learning, Vocational education, thesis, masters, HERN
Publisher: Queensland University of Technology
Year: 1996
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