Learning outcomes are direct statements that describe the essential knowledge and abilities that students should possess, and the depth of learning that is expected upon completion of a course or program. Students benefit from clearly articulated and assessed course-level learning outcomes, which are also the foundation for an effectively aligned and integrated curriculum.
CTL is available to consult with individual instructors who wish to write/review their course learning outcomes.
Should a department of faculty wish to review their curriculum for alignment and coherence, sequencing and continuity of student learning outcomes across a program and the like, CTL’s faculty and staff are able to provide counsel to guide the process.
In addition to our regular CTL workshops (see Events), we are available to facilitate workshops for groups of instructors in a program or unit who are writing/reviewing learning outcomes.
Request a workshop or consultation service by filling out CTL's Request for Consultation Service Form.
A Guide to Learning Outcomes at the University of Alberta
This flexible guide is designed to assist instructors and programs in writing effective learning outcomes. For each section, you can (a) read a scenario and learn from others' experiences; and (b) get answers to key questions, and suggestions to consider for your own context and needs.