Towards a Model for Learning Outcomes: Experiences from a Project-Oriented Course
2010 (English)In: ISECON2010, 2010Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper describes an overall model that can be used by a teacher when working with learning outcomes. The model is presented in the context of a project-oriented course and contains three stages. It describes how a teacher can: (1) create a learning breakdown structure with learning modules; (2) define learning activities including feedback, assessment, and examination activities for the learning module; and (3) develop a learning chart that visualises how the learning should be accomplished. The description of the three stages can also be applied to general steps when developing a Gantt chart with project management tools. The work starts in a course with analysing the learning outcomes in the syllabus and breaking it down into learning modules. A learning activity list is subsequently created, which identifies attributes that are associated with each learning activity. This list also includes activities for feedback, assessment and examination of each learning module. Finally, work begins to create relationships between the learning outcomes and learning activities on a calendar-based time axis, which leads to the development of a learning chart. The experiences discussed and analysed here are based on project-oriented education in the context of an undergraduate course at a Swedish university.
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Learning outcomes, learning chart, active learning, project management tool, student-centred education, course design
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60090OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-60090DiVA: diva2:355039
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