Mount Royal College's College-Wide Learning Outcomes Initiative: Developing Transferable Skills for Workplace Success and Continuous Learning (1998)

Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, is preparing its graduates for workplace success and lifelong learning by developing their generic employability skills.

The institution’s faculty curriculum group is leading an initiative designed to reshape college curricula on an outcomes-based model. When the committee completes its work, all the college’s courses will have outcomes associated with them. As a result, students will be fully aware of what they are expected to learn and to achieve.

The committee is also identifying college-wide outcomes, defined as generic skills that all students should acquire and develop during their time at the college. One or more of these generic skills will be integrated and assessed in all courses offered.

To identify college-wide learning outcomes, the committee consulted with faculty and other stakeholders. It also analyzed surveys of generic skill requirements in an age of global finance, high-speed communications, and new technologies. The skills common to all those surveys included communications, problem solving, use of current technology, strong ethics and initiative, and the skills needed to work with others.

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Kurtis Kitagawa. Mount Royal College's College-Wide Learning Outcomes Initiative: Developing Transferable Skills for Workplace Success and Continuous Learning 1998. Web. 17 Feb. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/mount_royal_college/mount_royal_college.pdf>
Kurtis Kitagawa (1998). Mount Royal College's College-Wide Learning Outcomes Initiative: Developing Transferable Skills for Workplace Success and Continuous Learning. Retrieved February 17, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/mount_royal_college/mount_royal_college.pdf
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