Outcomes vs Competencies

From RCampus Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Is competency the same as outcome?

Outcomes and competencies are sometimes used interchangeably, but there are subtle distinctions. In its truest form, an outcome is generally measurable for a given competency. For example, "critical thinking" as a competency is the skill to apply to a real-world setting, and it is an outcome when it's measured. Critical thinking is in many institutions a high level "institutional outcome" and can be measured within the context of the discipline, and can be measured in the context of writing, in logic and reasoning, problem solving, etc.

See also