Date(s) - Thursday December 6
9:30 am - 11:30 am
TCU Campus Store, Room 208
Well-written course learning outcomes can meaningfully guide you in the selection of course materials, help you design better learning activities, and assist your students in articulating why your course activities matter in the scope of the course and their academic career. Writing high-quality learning outcomes can be challenging for a number of reasons – and sometimes instructors aren’t given the freedom to write the outcomes for their course. This workshop will address what makes a good course learning outcome as well as discuss some strategies for working with learning outcomes that have been provided to you. We will discuss best practices for connecting these course-level learning outcomes upward to larger standards such as departmental learning outcomes, the TCU Core, or disciplinary standards. Likewise, we will showcase methods for incorporating them in activity design and evaluation so that your students see the connections between your course learning outcomes and the activities in your course.
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
- Articulate the relationship between course goals, objectives, and outcomes.
- Write well-written and measurable course outcomes that lead to effective assessment strategies.
- Map course outcomes upward to larger learning standards and goals.
- Apply best practices for outcomes-driven activity design.
- Select a method for incorporating course learning outcomes into activity feedback.