The challenge of writing competency-based learning outcomes

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Author(s)Astrid Scholten, Jenneke Lokhoff
This workshop aims to make participants familiar with the different aspects of writing learning outcomes, both from a theoretical and a practical point of view. As part of the theoretical discussion attention will be given to different definitions of the terms ‘competence’ and
‘competencies’, the difference between competencies and qualifications and European and national qualification frameworks. The participants will be challenged to write competency-based learning outcomes for a fictional degree program. This workshop builds further on the conclusions of the Competences in Education and Cross Border Recognition (CoRe) project (, that has been carried out last year by Nuffic (in collaboration with other NARIC’s) and Tuning. CoRe’s analysis of learning outcomes of different programs showed that there is currently a lack of uniformity both on the level of the information provided as well as on the level of the format design.
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