Writing LearningOutcome StatementsAssessment Fellows TrainingNovember 3, 2011
Learning OpportunityPlanning and Assessment Process                               1                            Write      ...
Learning Domain, Area, Outcome       Division Learning            Domain         Department          Learning           Ar...
Plan with the end in mind. • What do you want the student to learn?   (outcome) • What activity will facilitate the learni...
Learning Outcome Statements……are goals that describe how a student will be different because of a learning experience. Mor...
What is Student Learning“Learning is a complex, holistic, multi-centric  activity that occurs throughout and across the  c...
Learning Outcomes Statements• What do you want the student to be able to do?• What knowledge, skill or abilities should th...
Learning Outcome Statement Formula   As a result of     Student will be able to                                           ...
Bloom’s Taxonomy of Cognitive Skills• Developed by educational psychologist to  improve design of curriculum and examinati...
Teaching in Bloom’s• Document created to assist in writing outcome  statements and designing learning opportunities  to me...
Learning Outcome Statement Formula   As a result of     Student will be able to                                           ...
Be SMART• Individual learning opportunities should not have  more than 3-5 learning outcome statements.• Specific- select ...
As a result of this program, studentwill… • Poor Outcome Statement   ▫ Be able to have confidence in their abilities. • Be...
PracticeComplete worksheet on writinglearning outcome statements.
Coaching Task• What type of reflective practice is needed to  construct learning outcome statements?• What barriers do you...
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Writing learning outcome statements

  1. 1. Writing LearningOutcome StatementsAssessment Fellows TrainingNovember 3, 2011
  2. 2. Learning OpportunityPlanning and Assessment Process 1 Write Learning Outcomes 6 2 Evaluate Design Effectiveness Learning Based on Opportunity Assessment Mission Goals Department Learning Areas 5 3 Implement Identify Assessment Assessment Plan Plan 4 Implement Learning Opportunity
  3. 3. Learning Domain, Area, Outcome Division Learning Domain Department Learning Areas Program Learning Outcome
  4. 4. Plan with the end in mind. • What do you want the student to learn? (outcome) • What activity will facilitate the learning? (program or service) • How will student demonstrate learning? (assessment) • Implement learning activity and assess. • How will you improve the learning for next time? (evaluation)
  5. 5. Learning Outcome Statements……are goals that describe how a student will be different because of a learning experience. More specifically, learning outcomes are the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and habits of mind that students take with them from a learning experience. (Suskie, 2009).
  6. 6. What is Student Learning“Learning is a complex, holistic, multi-centric activity that occurs throughout and across the college experience. Student development, and the adaptation of learning to students’ lives and needs, are fundamental parts of engaged learning and liberal education. True liberal education requires the engagement of the whole student – and the deployment of every resource in higher education” (Learning Reconsidered, 2004, p. 6).
  7. 7. Learning Outcomes Statements• What do you want the student to be able to do?• What knowledge, skill or abilities should the ideal student participant demonstrate?
  8. 8. Learning Outcome Statement Formula As a result of Student will be able to Observable Program or Action Verb knowledge, skill Service (Bloom’s) or attitude As a result of Student will be able to Participation in the 3 C’s from President’s the Social Identify Leadership Change Model Symposium of Leadership
  9. 9. Bloom’s Taxonomy of Cognitive Skills• Developed by educational psychologist to improve design of curriculum and examinations.• Provides a classification of levels of intellectual behavior important in learning.• Learning at the highest levels is dependent on having attainted prerequisite levels.• Assists in creating developmentally appropriate learning opportunities for students.
  10. 10. Teaching in Bloom’s• Document created to assist in writing outcome statements and designing learning opportunities to meet the desired outcome.• Can be accessed on the SA Assessment Website
  11. 11. Learning Outcome Statement Formula As a result of Student will be able to Observable Program or Action Verb knowledge, skill Service (Bloom’s) or attitude As a result of Student will be able to Participation in the 3 C’s from President’s the Social Identify Leadership Change Model Symposium of Leadership
  12. 12. Be SMART• Individual learning opportunities should not have more than 3-5 learning outcome statements.• Specific- select specific Bloom’s category(s) to work in• Measureable- Data can be collected to measure student learning• Attainable- outcome is developmentally in reach for participants• Results- the outcome should advance student learning towards department learning area• Tailored- the outcome is written for the specific learning opportunity
  13. 13. As a result of this program, studentwill… • Poor Outcome Statement ▫ Be able to have confidence in their abilities. • Better Outcome Statement ▫ Demonstrate critical thinking skills as it relates to social issues • Best Outcome Statement ▫ Identify a social issue and construct a persuasive argument
  14. 14. PracticeComplete worksheet on writinglearning outcome statements.
  15. 15. Coaching Task• What type of reflective practice is needed to construct learning outcome statements?• What barriers do you perceive to coaching on writing learning outcome statements?• What processes or outreach do you need to do with colleagues so you can provide coaching on writing learning outcome statements?• What resources can you identify to assist you?

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