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Last week, we introduced the concept of competency-based theological education (CBTE). Today, we will explore its principles. Several schools within the Association of Theological Education are attempting to live into this new reality. Currently, Kairos is the most widely distributed community of learning built around the concepts of CBTE.
We’ve been exploring the Kairos philosophy of education the past few weeks. Last week we took a deeper look at outcome-based and competency-based education and why they begin with the end in mind and how that differs from the approach often taken in modern higher education. Today, we introduce the concept of competency-based theological education.
Last week we kicked off a new series exploring the Kairos philosophy of education. The next few weeks, we will explain why “competency-based education” may not be the best phrase to describe what Kairos is doing. To start, we will look at outcome-based and competency-based education and how they differ from modern higher education.