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​​Understanding Learning Outcomes & Skills

Resources that describe what learning outcomes are why they matter.​

The Language of Learning Outcomes: Definitions and Assessments
HEQCO’s The Language of Learning Outcomes: Definitions and Assessments
Deller, Brumwell, MacFarlane, 2014
The current state of learning outcomes assessment and the terminology used to describe skills and competencies.
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Committing to Quality: Guidelines for Assessment and Accountability in Higher Education New Leadership Alliance’s Committing to Quality: Guidelines for Assessment and Accountability in Higher Education (2012)
How higher education institutions can take responsibility for assessing and improving student learning.
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Degree Qualifications Profile Lumina Foundation’s Degree Qualifications Profile
An American framework that describes benchmarks for what postsecondary graduates know and can do.
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College Learning for the New Global Century: Executive Summary with Employers’ Views on Learning Outcomes and Assessment Approaches
American Association of Colleges & Universities’ College Learning for the New Global Century: Executive Summary with Employers’ Views on Learning Outcomes and Assessment Approaches
The ‘essential learning outcomes’ students need from postsecondary to prepare for twenty-first century challenges.
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