Competency Based Education and Training (CBET) is a mode of training where the emphasis is placed on the acquisition of competence.
A competency-based approach enables meaningful connections within and between subject areas through a focus on competencies.
In the context of the Kenyan Competency Based Curriculum (KCBC), competency is ‘the ability to apply appropriate knowledge and skills to successfully perform a function’.
The curriculum is designed to emphasize the importance of not only developing skills and knowledge but also applying these to real life situations.
That’s it for this post. Next we explore CBC’s Core Competencies and what has changed from the old curriculum.
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Download the Basic Education Curriculum Framework, 2016 here