An International Study in Competency Education: Postcards From Abroad

Susan Patrick and Sara Frank Bristow

This paper highlights components of competency education in international practice, to inform US policymakers and decision makers seeking to implement high-quality competency pathways at the state or local level. The report includes a brief lesson in the international vocabulary of competency education and explores practices in Finland, British Columbia (Canada), New Zealand and Scotland.



Policymakers and educators abroad are exploring diverse ways of structuring teaching and learning in both time and space.