ERIC Number: EJ1154419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Improving AACSB Assurance of Learning with Importance-Performance and Learning Growth: A Case Study
Harvey, James W.; McCrohan, Kevin F.
Marketing Education Review, v27 n3 p172-186 2017
Two fallacious assumptions can mislead assurance of learning (AoL) loop closing. Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business guidance states that learning goals should reflect the outcomes most valued by the program, but evidence shows that schools assign equal priorities to the skills selected. The second false assumption is that students' prior skill development begins at zero upon entry into programs and courses, leaving the true impact on outcomes open to speculation. Using course coverage in a Principles of Marketing course, we challenge these two assumptions by demonstrating the impact of adding outcome importance and prior learning on AoL.
Descriptors: Case Studies, Business Administration Education, Skill Development, Prior Learning, Misconceptions, Learning Processes, Alignment (Education), Behavioral Objectives, Educational Principles, Achievement Gap, Models, Outcomes of Education, Growth Models, Performance Based Assessment, Educational Improvement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia
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