ERIC Number: ED394158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Student Learning Outcomes in Teaching Intercultural Communication.
Hashem, Mahboub E.
Assessment of students' progress and learning is "sine qua non" to effective curricula and instruction. Assessing what students know and can do as well as analyzing their attitudes, behaviors, and interests have become an integral part of planning curricula which are responsive to and supportive of students' educational needs and learning. The purpose of this paper is to discuss student learning outcomes in teaching intercultural communication, provide important information concerning students' portfolios, and identify several factors influencing the assessment process. The focus is on portfolio assessment which combines both formal and informal procedures of assessment and consists of finding out and keeping track of students' progress and learning in the intercultural communication course. Various methods of collecting assessment data as well as major factors affecting the assessment process are discussed. The results of using portfolio assessment in this course reveal that students seem to learn a great deal about intercultural communication and enjoy themselves while learning. An appendix provides a student checklist of intercultural communication indicators. (Contains 17 references.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Diversity (Student)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (81st, San Antonio, TX, November 18-21, 1995).