Student Learning Outcomes Student Learning Outcomes Define the expected learning outcomes and proficiencies resulting from taking the course Map to institutional and program learning outcomes Relate to Scope and Sequence Are evaluated by course assignments Promote learning at the intended academic level
Writing Student Learning Outcomes State Instructional Objectives as Intended Learning Outcomes Not Teaching Process Not Course Activities Begin each objective with a learning action verb (analyze, compare, contrast, evaluate, define, etc.) Defined in terms of observable performance and instructional intent “As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to …” “Evaluate the four major views of Sanctification”
Student Learning Outcomes The student who successfully completes this course will be able to… (include Blooms Taxonomy) Institutional Objectives Program Outcomes Course Assignment
Writing Student Learning Outcomes Each outcome should begin with a verb (use the appropriate level of Bloom’s Taxonomy) which corresponds to the appropriate and specific learning outcome (cognitive, affective, or psychomotor). Each outcome contains one singular performance component that describes what the learner will know or be able to do in specific terms.
Writing Student Learning Outcomes Each outcome is clearly stated without ambiguity. Each outcome clearly states a measurable learning outcome. Each outcome is directly linked to an appropriate assignment. Each outcome is appropriate, reasonable and attainable for the level of degree program education.
Student Learning Outcomes Student Learning Outcomes Table Included with syllabus submission for review and approval * The program objectives and institutional objectives are published in the current School Catalog. The student who successfully completes this course will be able to … Program Objective* Institutional Objective Course Requirement 1. Articulate the major doctrines related to the nature of Scripture MDIV #1INST #1Assignment #1 Research Paper 2. Apply an inductive methodology in Bible study MDIV #2INST #2Assignment #2 Inductive Bible Studies 3. Relate theological concepts to contemporary situations MDIV #3INST #4Assignment #3 Theological Reflection Paper 4. Present Biblical expository sermons MDIV #3INST #4Assignment #4 Sermon Presentation
Sample Learning Outcomes Evaluate major theological doctrines related to the Nature of God Relate theological concepts to contemporary situations Understand key hermeneutical principles Apply an inductive methodology in Bible study Articulate a personal philosophy of Christian education Develop a program of small group discipleship Present Biblical expository sermons Demonstrate Servant Leadership in local church ministry
Sample Learning Outcomes (What Not to Do!) Analyze, discuss, and write about selected documents and ideas in church history. Learn how to connect the church's past to our present in a careful, responsible, and practically helpful way. Develop habits of worshipful exegesis that are both rigorous and fruitful Hermeneutical sensitivity in the appropriation of Biblical texts to contemporary Christians.
Sample Learning Outcomes (What Not to Do!) Students will be exposed to the content of selected passages of Scripture as test cases for studying the interpretive process. Students will explore the implications of their presuppositions on the nature of Scripture, its inspiration, inerrancy, sufficiency, and authority, for the interpretive process. Students will study the history of interpretation partly as a means of connecting this history with other aspects of church history and partly to see the diversity of interpretations across different times, cultures, and places throughout church history.
Sample Learning Outcomes (What Not to Do!) Gain knowledge of the basic conceptual frameworks and themes of the purpose and method of systematic theology, the doctrine of the Triune God, God the Creator, and the authority of Scripture. Develop and demonstrate the ability to lead through thinking; i.e., to think critically and engage in theological reasoning that is aimed at human transformation by presenting critical analyses and constructive responses to particular doctrinal points of view. Move into a deeper relationship with God by the power of the Spirit of Christ in worshipful response to the love of God the Creator and Redeemer.
Sample Learning Outcomes (What Not to Do!) An understanding of the character of Scripture, a confidence in its trustworthiness and intrinsic power, and a conception of how it can and should function as the Word of God to the Church A commitment to a life-long pursuit of an overall grasp of biblical truth and its application to life A foundational and biblically-informed vision of the glory, character and gracious activities of the one true and triune God Sensitivity towards sound appropriations of the selected Biblical texts for today’s Christian communities and the world.
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