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End Planning and Start Storytelling with Learning Outcomes

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age (Einstein). Imagine the ideal student 10 years after your class. What do you want them to know? What are your hopes for them? What do … Continue reading

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Best Practice and Kind-of-Best-Practice Guidelines for Writing Learning Outcomes

References at the end of this┬áblog. Learning outcomes should focus on what students learn, not what we teach. Students will be introduced to the topics of abnormal mental behaviors in their patients. The problem with this outcome is that it … Continue reading

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Assessment and Evaluation Distinctions

Writing Assessment Case Study Imagine a hypothetical random large university that is interested in improving the writing skills of its undergraduate students. So, a task force of writing experts is assembled with the goal of examining student writing samples and … Continue reading

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