Universal design for learning: How does it support competency-based education?

Introduction Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to curriculum and instruction where equal learning opportunities are provided to all students in an inclusive environment. Every student is valued, respected, and supported to succeed regardless of his or her background (CAST- Center for Applied Special Technology, 2018; Nisbet, 2020). UDL instruction customizes learning experiences […]

How to implement competency-based education

Introduction Competency-based education (CBE) is an impactful and relatively new approach to education. It forms a paradigm shift from a time-based to performance-based education. The shift to CBE is a big change that requires commitment, collaboration, coordination, and resources at different levels (Walton & Ryerse, 2021). In this article, I discuss the requirements for a […]

Competency-based education

Introduction As a traditional education (TE) teacher, you would have probably asked yourself similar questions when the bell rang to mark the end of each of your classes. Were there students left with struggles and confusion? Were there students bored as a result of going through what they already know or being lock stepped in […]