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Learning Outcomes

  1. 1. Improving HKU Programmes through an OBASL Approach: A Case from the Faculty of Education May, 12, 2010.<br />Daniel Churchill, Faculty of Education<br />Diane Salter, CETL<br />
  2. 2. Program Development<br />The Process<br />Critical Success Factors<br />Roles <br />The Internal Process<br />Faculty of Education Example <br />CETL - How We Can Help<br />
  3. 3. Model of OBASL<br />What you want your students to learn:<br />Aims and Learning Outcomes<br />How you want your students to learn:<br />Teaching and Learning Activities aligned with LO<br />How you will judge how well your students have learned:<br />Assessment methods and Standards aligned with LO<br />
  4. 4. How to develop or ‘rethink’ a programme…. <br />
  5. 5. Considerations for Determining Program Learning Outcomes?<br />PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES<br />
  6. 6. Considerations for Determining Program Learning Outcomes?<br />HKU AIMS <br />External Accrediting<br />Bodies <br />OTHER??<br />PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES <br />Employment <br />Opportunities<br />Current <br />Trends/Needs<br />Logistical issues<br />Faculty, space, etc <br />
  7. 7. Critical Success Factors<br />Document <br />Management<br />Teamwork<br />The<br />Vision<br />Project <br />Management<br />Templates <br />& Examples<br />
  8. 8. Creating Exceptional Student Experiences….<br />The<br />Vision<br />Program Learning Outcomes <br />Strengths and Shortcomings of Current Programme/Courses<br />Strategic direction of dept. and HKU aims <br />External Accreditation Issues <br />
  9. 9. Project <br />Management<br />Define project scope<br />Develop project plan<br />Identify required resources<br />Assign accountability and authority<br />
  10. 10. Teamwork<br />Programme Teams <br />Communicate a shared vision<br />Define roles and responsibilities<br />Assign work <br />Create and maintain a level of excitement<br />
  11. 11. Templates <br />& Examples<br />Promote efficiency, consistency and the ability to repeat<br />Learn from others <br />
  12. 12. Document <br />Management<br />Share material<br />Ensure safe storage <br />Minimize administrative challenges<br />Online databases <br />Ready for QA processess<br />
  13. 13. Curriculum Designer<br />Project Managers<br />Subject Matter<br />Experts<br />Researchers<br />Production<br />Support<br />
  14. 14. University Aims <br />University Level Learning Outcomes <br />Program Level <br />Learning Outcomes <br />(PLO’s)<br />Examples<br />Course Level<br />(CLO’s)<br />Course Level<br />(CLO’s)<br />Course Level<br />(CLO’s)<br />
  15. 15. Document <br />Management<br />Teamwork<br />The<br />Vision<br />Project <br />Management<br />Templates <br />& Examples<br />Success<br />Implement and Evaluate and Revise – Process begins again.. <br />
  16. 16. Outcomes-based Approach<br />At the Course Level <br />Intendedoutcomes<br />What do we expect ourstudents tobe able to door demonstrateas a result ofthe learning?<br />Content<br />What specificknowledge,skills and attitude dothey need tolearn to achieve theoutcomes?<br />Teaching<br />& Learning<br />What are themost appropriateteaching andlearning methods for helping students to achieve theoutcomes?<br />Assessment<br />What methods of assessment are most suitable for measuring students’ attainment of the outcomes? <br />
  17. 17. Programme Revised <br />IT in Education <br />Programme for<br />School Leaders, Instructional Designers, Multimedia Designers, Project Managers, Educators, <br />Corporate Trainers, Publishers…<br />
  18. 18. WG to develop PLO<br />Present to Programme Committee for Endorsement<br />Student Consultative Committee Consultation<br />External Examiner Consultation<br />Revise the Curriculum<br />Write Individual Modules<br />MSC[ITE] REVISION PROCESS<br />Develop LO Map<br />Develop Assessment<br />Promotion and Marketing<br />Individual module documentation<br />
  19. 19. Working Group to develop PLO<br /><ul><li>How to write Programme Learning Outcomes?
  20. 20. Are PLOs subset of Educational Aims?
  21. 21. Develop a coherent set of PLOs to cover the programme
  22. 22. Current programme structure made this impossible
  23. 23. The process exposed other areas for improvements (e.g., removal/addition of modules)</li></li></ul><li>New Structure<br />
  24. 24. Revised MSc Structure<br />
  25. 25. Programme Learning Outcomes<br />
  26. 26. Writing Learning Outcomes<br />*<br />From Anderson, L.W., & Krathwohl, D. R. (Eds.). (2001). A Taxonomy for Learning, <br />Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. <br />New York: Longman.<br />
  27. 27. Consultations regarding changes<br />Present proposal to the programme committee meeting<br />Student consultative committee consultation<br />Past and current external examiner consultations<br />Consolation with CETL<br />
  28. 28. Revise the Curriculum<br />Revise syllabus document<br />Secure Faculty Board endorsement <br />Ready for implementation in September 2010<br />
  29. 29. Write Individual Modules<br />Teachers tasked to write/revise module descriptions (to be included in the syllabus document)<br />Write Module Learning Outcomes<br />
  30. 30. Write Individual Modules<br />Relate Learning Outcomes to Educational Aims<br />
  31. 31. Develop LO Map<br />See the distributed document 1<br />Why develop this document?<br />Align curriculum around PLOs<br />Examine redundancies <br />Develop a system that would lead to further development<br />
  32. 32. Develop Assessment<br />Design assessment items that evaluate achievement of LO<br />Understand how assessment builds across modules leading to achievement of PLOs<br />Examine possible redundancies in assessment<br />
  33. 33. Alignment<br />
  34. 34. Develop Module Documentation<br />Module Outline Document<br />Clear communication of goals and expectations<br />Links between LOs, assessment and content<br />See example of a Module Outline that is distributed (document 2)<br />
  35. 35. Progression Path<br />
  36. 36. Programme Promotion & Marketing<br /><ul><li>Rapid increase in a number of applicants for places in MSc [ITE]
  37. 37. We will offer F/T class for the first time in Sept 2010</li></li></ul><li>Further Work<br /><ul><li>Develop mechanism for monitoring of implementation of the new curriculum
  38. 38. Examine possibilities for e-learning mode of delivery
  39. 39. Link LOs to specific resources (e.g., content from RISAL – see http://risal.cite.hku.hk )
  40. 40. Revise second programme – MSc (Library and Information Management) </li>