Developing Program and Course Learning Outcomes by vgk18415

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									         Developing
     Program and Course
     Learning Outcomes



     To help in the improve retention and
                understanding




By the end, you will be able to:

 Define what Learning Outcomes are
 Write Learning Outcomes
 Describe the different types of Learning
  Outcomes




     Learning Outcomes
Statements describing what you
 expect students to be able to do
 as a result of a learning activity




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    Purpose of Developing Outcomes

   Reinforce or emphasize the purpose of your unit,
    class or program
   Modify, shape, and improve programs
   Evaluate programs not personnel
   Assist in meeting accreditation requirements,
    models of best practices, and national
    benchmarks




Writing Learning Outcomes

    Active verbs that describe the
     desired result at the end
          try to avoid using action verbs
          that cannot be measured
          (know, become aware of, appreciate,
            learn, understand, become familiar
            with )




      Objectives vs. Outcomes
Objective:
To provide students with opportunities to
  develop their leadership skills
Outcome:
Students will develop leadership, organizational,
  and interpersonal skills, and be able to
  express them in a job interview, and utilize
  them in entry level career positions, graduate
  education, or professional training.




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        Objectives vs. Outcomes
Objective:
To foster critical thinking through a
  challenging learning environment.
Outcome:
Students will be able to find creative
  solutions to problems.
Better Outcome:
Students will demonstrate use of problem
  solving skills in assignments and
  activities that move them toward
  deciding on a major.




   Course Learning Outcomes
 What is essential to a course
       Why are students taking this class
       What are my goals for this class




    Why are they helpful?

 Students    know what is expected
 Teachers    can select teaching
  strategy




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  Sample Speech Learning Outcomes
Speech 103 STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
At the end of the semester, students will:

Use critical thinking to
 construct a clear general purpose, specific purpose,
  and thesis statement with the intent of focusing the
  speech to one topic
 construct a well structured speech by properly
  identifying an introduction, body and conclusion
 identify the skills displayed by a competent speaker
  by analyzing their own speeches, classmates
  speeches, and/or a professional speech in the
  community
Use communication skills to
 describe how a speech should be tailored to a specific
  audience
 demonstrates the ability to deliver a well-structured
  speech to the class




     Evaluating Learning Outcomes
    Is it measurable?
    Is it meaningful?
    Is it manageable?
    Who is the target audience of my outcome?
    Who would know if my outcome has been met?
    How will I know if it has been met?
    Will it provide me with evidence that will lead me
     to make a decision for continuous improvement?




   Program Learning Outcomes
 What does it mean to hold a (program)
  certificate in your hand

        After completing a certificate or
         degree what skills should students
         have




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    Sample Counseling Learning Outcomes
The mission of the San Diego Miramar College
    Counseling Department is to provide comprehensive
    programs and services that empower students to
    identify and achieve educational, career and personal
                   life’
    goals to meet life’s opportunities and challenges.

Students will walk away from a counseling session
    with:

    an understanding of their personal responsibility in
     creating their own academic, personal, and
     professional successes.
    an awareness of how to utilize the necessary
     information, resources, and options available for them
     to make sound educational and lifelong decisions.
    an understanding of what they need to do to achieve
     their desired goals.




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