Monthly Archives: April 2018

Writing Learning Outcomes Tip #3: Writing the Learning Outcome

By Ryan Smith, Director of University Assessment Services, Illinois State University

Writing Learning Outcomes Tip #1 covered the questions you should ask yourself before writing an outcome. Writing Learning Outcomes Tip #2 addressed the selection of a verb. This blog will address three types of frameworks for writing the outcome. Before writing a learning outcome, it is highly recommended that the steps in Tips 1 and 2 are addressed. Continue reading

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Writing Learning Outcomes Tip #1: Selecting a Learning Domain

By Ryan Smith, Director of University Assessment Services, Illinois State University

It is important to clarify what you want to know before writing learning outcomes. This blog post will address three essential questions to ask yourself beforehand.

Three Learning Domains

A domain is a classification system. In learning theory, there are generally three domains:

  1. Cognitive – mental and intellectual skills.
  2. Affective – emotive and values.
  3. Psychomotor – physical skills.*
*See http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/bloom.html for more information.

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