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Fostering Competencies in Future Teachers: A Competency-Based Approach to Teacher Education

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The study investigated the characteristics of instruction and assessment used by instructors in teacher education courses that foster student competencies as perceived by students. The sampling method used to collect the sample of instructors and their courses was purposive, non-probability sampling. Student participants included those that were currently registered in classes of the respective instructors. A qualitative analysis of the data collected revealed that instructors used a variety of competency-based educational practices in their instructional and assessment tasks and that students perceived themselves as competent in the areas identified by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (2009) as standards for student competencies in teacher education courses.

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Cydis, S. (2014) Fostering Competencies in Future Teachers: A Competency-Based Approach to Teacher Education. Creative Education, 5, 1148-1159. doi: 10.4236/ce.2014.513130.

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