Redefining Competency Based Education: Competence for Life


Redefining Competency-Based Education provides an expanded definition of career competence, based on actual employer hiring and promotion requirements, which enhances university curricula to better prepare students for work and life. Readers will learn how private sector competency models have evolved to define criteria for hiring, promoting, and training talent.
The authors contrast these models with classic university practices to document a historic academic preference for technical preparation over the so-called soft skills valued by employers. This book outlines techniques for measuring and developing soft skills that provide significant advantage in career success, and shares examples of universities that have successfully implemented these concepts.


About the Author(s)

Nina Morel

Nina Jones Morel is professor of education and Lipscomb University dean in Nashville, Tennessee, where she leads a competency-based online program and an International Coach Federation-accredited coac…

Bruce Griffiths

Bruce Griffiths is the founder of Organization Systems International (OSI) based in San Diego, California. His company specializes in leadership selection and development and has been recogniz…

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September 29, 2018





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