English 990 Course Objectives
Much like our College uses a mission statement and action verbs such as learning and collaboration to describe expectations students can anticipate, I use objectives to keep the students focused on what, how, why they are learning reading and writing processes. For example, when doing a Nuggets Power Point the learner must use critical thinking to decide which objective(s) they used in their project. Their answer(s) must be explained and supported. When a student can identify the rationale that is used, they are using a much deeper form of critical thinking. This type of consistent deep thinking is what they will need to use to succeed in the workplace. Several quotes articulate my thoughts well:
SLCC's Learning Outcomes for Students
Developmental Reading Mission and Learning Outcomes:
Our mission is to guide students to reading competencies that will ensure successful performance in introductory level college classes. In addition, the objectives of this course match Salt Lake Community College‘s institution wide outcomes in the following ways:
SLCC Learning Outcome 2: Students will communicate effectively.
SLCC Learning Outcome 4: Students will think critically
SLCC Learning Outcome 5 :Students will develop the knowledge and skills to be a community engaged learner and scholar.
SLCC Learning Outcome 6 :Students will develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner.
Reading 990 Learning Outcomes:
I use SLCC learning outcomes to design and incorporate objectives in my courses.