Using Professional Competencies to Guide Curriculum Development
The purpose of this session is to explore ways to develop professional graduate curriculum using competencies. The session will be interactive and engage participants in defining and designing competencies and applying them to outcome-based curriculum design that reflects both the school's/department's mission "and" the professional program's mission. Using at least one example of a competency-driven program developed at Lesley University's School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts, participants will explore key components of competency-based learning: orientation, self-assessment, professional development planning, course design, and internships or practicums. Finally, participants will have the opportunity to examine how competency-based curriculum guides the development of learning outcomes and assessment criteria.
Keywords: using competencies, to guide outcome-based learning, in professional graduate curriculum, self-assessment, professional development planning, assessment of learning outcomes
Dr. Maria Georgiopoulos Mackavey
Professor and Director of Human Resources Management Program, School of Management, Lesley University