Writing Learning Outcomes 101

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Prepared for 1 hour training on how to write learning outcome statements.

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  • 1. Learning Outcomes
    Writing 101
  • 2. Workshop Learning Outcomes
    Understand the role of learning outcomes in shaping student learning experiences
    Understand the learning outcomes formula
    Understand levels of Blooms taxonomy
    Construct learning outcomes
  • 3. Planning and Assessment Process
    Assessment is not an extra task,
    it is a way of being
  • 4. Start with the end in mind.
    What do you want the student to learn? (outcome)
    What knowledge, skills or abilities do they need to learn? (curriculum or what you intend to teach)
    What activity will facilitate the learning? (program or service)
    How will student demonstrate learning? (assessment)
    How will you improve the learning for next time? (improvement)
  • 5. Designed to walk you, step by step, through the program planning and assessment process
    Assessment and Planning Guide
  • 6. Learning Outcomes
    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).
  • 7. Brainstorm
    What do you want the student to be able to know or do as a result of participation?
    What knowledge, skill or ability should the ideal participant demonstrate?
  • 8. Blooms Taxonomy
    Knowledge- aware, define, describe, label, list
    Comprehension- explain, generalize, give examples
    Application- apply, adopt, construct, demonstrate
    Analysis- analyze, compare, contrast
    Synthesis- change, compose, plan, predict, produce
    Evaluation- assess, judge, defend, criticize, conclude
  • 9. Learning Outcome Formula
    As a result of Student will be able to
    As a result of Student will be able to
  • 10. As a result of this program, student will
    Bad Outcome Statement
    Be able to have confidence in their abilities, realize the HLC can benefit their learning process and enroll in three programs.
    Better Outcome Statement
    Demonstrate critical thinking skills as it relates to social issues
    Best Outcome Statement
    Demonstrate the ability to analyze and respond to arguments about racial discrimination
  • 11. Tips
    Limit yourself to 3-6 outcome statements
    Be SMART
    Specific- focused on a specific learning area
    Measurable- you can collect data to measure
    Attainable- the outcome is attainable given the student learning level and program
    Results- program is aligned with department and division learning domains
    Tailored- outcome is specific to the program
  • 12. We are taking a friend camping.
    What do they need to know?
    Lets Try
  • 13. Start with the end in mind.
    What do you want your friend to learn about camping? (outcomes)
    What specific knowledge, skills or abilities do they need to learn? (outcomes- remember 3-6 only!)
    What activity will facilitate the learning? (program, service or experiences)
    How will your friend demonstrate learning? (assessment)
    How will you improve the learning for next time? (improvement)
  • 14. Resources
    Assessment Team Member- Annie
    Student Voice
    Student Affairs Assessment Website
    http://sa-assessment.uoregon.edu