Understanding Learning Outcomes & Skills

Resources that describe what learning outcomes are why they matter​

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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.

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.

Lumina Foundation’s Degree Qualifications Profile

An American framework that describes benchmarks for what postsecondary graduates know and can do.

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.