ERIC Number: ED322867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Beyond Content: Re-Framing Questions of Student Learning.
Moore, William S.
Excerpts are taken from published works, college curricula and handbooks, and other sources to examine the aim of colleges in terms of student outcomes. Written in outline style, the document begins by setting a context. Subsequent sections have the following headings: (1) What Outcomes or Characteristics Do We Think Our Students Will Need To Be Successful? A Sampling of Responses; (2) What Can the Learner Do with What S/He Knows? Assessing Learning Competences; (3) A Sampling of Assessment Instrument Alternatives; (4) Local Design of Assessment Measures; (5) Specifying the Components of Critical Thinking: Two Examples; (6) Evaluating Assessment Measures; (7) Contrasting Qualitative and Quantitative Research; (8) Guiding Questions for the Use of Qualitative Methods in Outcomes Assessment Efforts; (9) Assessing Student Learning: A Phenomenological Approach; (10) Student Assessment Interview Formats: Some Examples; and (11) Assessment: Studying the Person in the Context of the Environment. Three worksheets are also included, for individuals to use in evaluating their reasons for wanting to teach, in envisioning goals and outcomes, and in designing an assessment project. (JDD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Material prepared for the Student Outcomes Research Institute (Olympia, WA, June 19-21, 1990).