Authors: Andrea Leskes and Ross Miller, AAC&U
This excerpt from an AAC&U monograph focuses on strategies for developing learning outcomes through intentional curricular design and integrated assessment. It includes sample pedagogical practices, detailed “purposeful pathways” that illustrate how longitudinal growth in the outcomes can be achieved, as well as examples of current campus assessment procedures in the four outcomes.
The publication identifies the set of behaviors and knowledge that comprise four specific learning outcomes:
- integrative learning (connecting knowledge across experiences)
- inquiry learning (formulating and answering complex questions)
- global learning (finding interrelations among communities)
- civic learning (participating in decisions that shape a diverse democratic society)
The full publication is available for purchase at the AAC&U publication store.Tags: assessment, civic learning, critical thinking, global learning, integrative learning, liberal education, SLOs