Outcome statements should be able to describe what students should be able to do within the context of real life roles at the culmination of their learning experiences.
Competency Based Education (CBE) which was first introduced in education in the 1960’s (Ford, 2014) has recently made a resurgence in post-secondary education, particularly in the United States. A CBE approach breaks the program requirements down into a specific set of competencies that students are expected to ...
This study took a look at how digital badges might be implemented into student clubs to document the informal learning taking place.
Alignment of outcomes, assessments and activities is the base for good curriculum development. Wiggins and McTighe (2005) ensure this by backwards design, Fink (2003) by integrated design and Stiehl and Lewchuck (2011) by course outcome guides.
Assessment in higher education shapes the experience of students and influences their behavior even more than the teaching they receive. (Gibbs & Simpson, 2004)
Benjamin Bloom (1956) created a taxonomy for the cognitive domain of learning. While revisions have been made over the years, the main principles remain the same. A strong understanding of the levels will help you make decisions when writing outcomes and assessing student learning.