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Knowledge Management Framework: Teaching competence-based higher education

Guide to the Knowledge Management Framework and associated resources

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

Benjamin Franklin

Competence is developed by practice and assessed in application (knowing when, what and where to bring knowledge, understanding and skills into play). As such, competence-based programmes of study must be designed, delivered and assessed in a particular way.

This Competence Framework sets out University of Hull Graduate Competencies. It is a tool to help programme directors and module leaders:

  • create an over-arching programme identity that communicates your programme’s distinct offer and can be used in programme design;
  • create programme competencies that clearly explain what students are able to do on graduation;
  • design, deliver and assess competence-based programmes/modules;
  • outline what is expected of students at different levels/stages of their programme of study.

It is a tool to make the job of programme/module writing easier. The Teaching Excellence Academy has a Canvas site for the Competence Framework.


How do we teach competence-based higher education?

Teaching competence-based higher education

Other University documents

The Competence Framework is part of the University's education strategy, and is designed to help students be ready for the workplace and the rapidly evolving nature of employment.