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ERIC Number: EJ874250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1822-1645
Achieving Constructive Alignment: Putting Outcomes First
McMahon, Tim; Thakore, Hemal
Quality of Higher Education, v3 p10-19 2006
This paper starts from the premise that using learning outcomes to organise the curriculum has been demonstrated to be beneficial to both students and teachers. Accepting, however, that there are legitimate concerns over the extent to which the use of learning outcomes can inhibit originality and critical thinking of students, this paper uses the results of the evaluation of a major curriculum reform to derive guidelines on the formulation of learning outcomes and on how best they can be used by teachers to foster these mentioned attributes in students. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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