Mount Royal College's College-Wide Learning Outcomes Initiative Phase 2: Building on Teaching Strengths and Empowering Postsecondary Learners (1999)

Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, is empowering postsecondary learners and building on faculty teaching strengths by integrating institution-wide employability skills and development objectives into all its courses and programs.

In the first phase of its college-wide learning outcomes initiative, the focus was on how and why the college went about identifying institution-wide learning outcomes to better position itself to serve its community of learners.

The second phase of the initiative focused on providing support to faculty. This involved further clarifying what the learning outcomes adopted by the college actually look like in practice; drafting a strategic plan to promote awareness and knowledge, among both students and faculty, of identified learning outcomes; and developing and distributing materials to help faculty and students in the teaching, learning, and assessment of those outcomes;

One of the overall goals of the initiative is to help the college move from a teacher-centred model to a learner-centred model, one that focuses on a balanced approach to development of transferable skills and academic achievement. Students would be empowered with the skills and knowledge they need to manage their own learning and achieve professional success.

Faculty are encouraged to be explicit about the knowledge and skill outcomes of their courses, and the outcomes individual course activities are designed to achieve.

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Kurtis Kitagawa. Mount Royal College's College-Wide Learning Outcomes Initiative Phase 2: Building on Teaching Strengths and Empowering Postsecondary Learners 1999. Web. 27 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/mount_royal_colleges_college_wide_learning/mount_royal_colleges_college_wide_learning.pdf>
Kurtis Kitagawa (1999). Mount Royal College's College-Wide Learning Outcomes Initiative Phase 2: Building on Teaching Strengths and Empowering Postsecondary Learners. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/mount_royal_colleges_college_wide_learning/mount_royal_colleges_college_wide_learning.pdf
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