Content, Skills, Values
These three areas can be used to identify and describe different aspects of learning that might take place in a course.
Content can be used to describe the disciplinary information covered in the course. This content might be vital to future work or learning in the area. A learning outcome focused on content might read:
- *By the end of this course, students will be able recall the 5 major events leading up to the Riel Rebellion and describe their role in initiating the Rebellion.
- *By the end of this course, students will be able to define the characteristics and limitations of historical research.
Some learning outcomes might articulate desired values: attitudes or beliefs that are imparted or investigated in the course of learning in a field or discipline. In particular, value-oriented learning outcomes might focus on ways that knowledge or skills gained in the course will enrich students’ experiences throughout their lives. A learning outcome focused on values might read:
- *By the end of this course, students will be able to articulate their personal responses to a literary work they have selected independently.