ERIC Number: EJ791365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 0
Six Principles of Undergraduate Learning: The Not-So-Easy Road to Writing and Committing to Them
Hamilton, Sharon J.; Banta, Trudy W.; Evenbeck, Scott E.
About Campus, v11 n4 p9-17 Sep-Oct 2006
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has joined campuses across the nation in identifying and assessing student learning outcomes. With its 20 schools, diverse populations, and multiple goals, how this urban institution managed to organize much of its work around six learning principles is a tale of both caution and triumph. This article tells the story of how the six Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs)--namely, Core Communication and Quantitative Skills; Critical Thinking; Integration and Application of Knowledge; Intellectual Depth, Breadth, and Adaptiveness; Understanding Society and Culture; Values and Ethics--came to be a central feature of undergraduate education at IUPUI.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Educational Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Educational Principles, Experiential Learning, Metacognition, Communication Skills, Critical Thinking, Theory Practice Relationship, Adjustment (to Environment), Hermeneutics, Culture, Values, Ethics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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