College Teachers’ Perception of Competency-Based Education – DBA defense
Mr. Edward Mneda successfully defended his DBA thesis at MSM on 7 May 2019. His thesis is titled College Teachers’ Perception of Competency-Based Education in Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Tanzania.
The thesis of Mr. Mneda investigates the perception and behaviour of teachers on Competency-Based Education (CBE). The study researches the reasons why Technical and Vocational Education and Training graduates in Tanzania still portray poor skill competences despite the implementation of CBE for more than ten years. Teacher change is one of the reasons speculated by the researchers to have a negative effect. It was further found that other external factors have an influence. These factors are; leadership, resources and professional development. The findings of the study help to inform government and college administrators on the behavior patterns of teachers in implementing CBE curricula.
For Mr. Mneda the DBA program of Maastricht School of Management has been a total package. “I have had the opportunity to gain analytical tools while constantly testing them in my decision making.”