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Competency-based Curriculum: A New Approach to Curricular Change

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Efrén Mesías Palacios Zumba ,
Efrén Mesías Palacios Zumba

Universidad Central del Ecuador, Quito-Ecuador

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María Gladys Cóndor Chicaiza ,
María Gladys Cóndor Chicaiza

Unidad Educativa Antonio José de Sucre, Quito-Ecuador

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Martha Cecilia Peñaherrera Cueva ,
Martha Cecilia Peñaherrera Cueva

Unidad Educativa Municipal Milenio Bicentenario. Quito, Ecuador

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Lilia Maritza Bustillos Tapia ,
Lilia Maritza Bustillos Tapia

Unidad Educativa Nicolás Jiménez. Quito, Ecuador

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Miriam Janeth Toalombo Tipán ,
Miriam Janeth Toalombo Tipán

Unidad Educativa Municipal del Milenio Bicentenario. Quito, Ecuador

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Ageda Raquel Simba Pozo ,
Ageda Raquel Simba Pozo

Escuela de Educación Básica “Cristóbal Colón”. Quito, Ecuador

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Lena Cleotilde López Orozco ,
Lena Cleotilde López Orozco

Unidad Educativa "Quisapincha". Quisapincha, Ecuador

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Richar Jacobo Posso Pacheco ,
Richar Jacobo Posso Pacheco

Ministerio de Educación. Quito, Ecuador

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Abstract

After the pandemic, education in Ecuador needed to align the curriculum with 21st-century skills and technological advances that occur in a global world. This adjustment must ensure that students acquire not only theoretical knowledge but also practical skills and essential competencies to thrive in a digitalized and interconnected world. The aim of this article is to justify why a competency-based curricular change is necessary, adopting a new educational paradigm. This article is based on theoretical research using the document review technique. The findings suggest a change to a new curricular structure that overcomes the existing gaps between academic education and the competencies required in the current labor market, promoting an education that integrates practical skills with advanced theory, preparing students to face the challenges of a technologically advanced and competitive work environment. The need to review and update the national curriculum is emphasized to foster an education that is truly relevant and applicable in the future professional context.

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Palacios Zumba EM, Cóndor Chicaiza MG, Peñaherrera Cueva MC, Bustillos Tapia LM, Toalombo Tipán MJ, Simba Pozo AR, López Orozco LC, Posso Pacheco RJ. Competency-based Curriculum: A New Approach to Curricular Change. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología - Serie de Conferencias [Internet]. 2024 May 20 [cited 2024 Jul. 20];3:779. Available from: https://conferencias.saludcyt.ar/index.php/sctconf/article/view/779

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