Signalling abilities and achievement: measuring and reporting on skill and competency development

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Author: Lennon, Mary Catharine

Abstract:

The third in a three part series, this paper examines initiatives designed to measure and report on acquisition of skills and competencies. It looks specifically at how various jurisdictions have developed common definitions when stating expectations about learning outcomes, transparency in communication of goals and accomplishments and the enhanced mobility of students within education systems and institutions. Research shows that students, faculty and employers all benefit from defined learning outcomes. Students are better able to make informed choices, faculty are able to translate outcomes into skills and employers gain a better understanding of what they can expect graduates to know and be able to do. The paper concludes with the assessment that identifying a student's aptitudes through stated learning outcomes increases the likelihood of an appropriate fit for specific job requirements and assures employers that graduates have the skills they are looking for.

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The third in a three part series, this paper examines initiatives designed to measure and report on acquisition of skills and competencies. It looks specifically at how various jurisdictions have developed common definitions when stating expectations about learning outcomes, transparency in communication of goals and accomplishments and the enhanced mobility of students within education systems and institutions. Research shows that students, faculty and employers all benefit from defined learning outcomes. Students are better able to make informed choices, faculty are able to translate ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Higher education; Qualifications; Outcomes; Policy; Students; Employment

Keywords: Skill development; Competence; Qualifications framework; Outcomes of education and training; Student mobility; Academic achievement; European Union; Key competency; Employability

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: Toronto, Ontario: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, 2010

Physical description: [45] p.

Access item:
http://heqco.ca/SiteCollectionDocuments/Paper3ENG.pdf

Series:
@ issue paper (Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario); no. 2.3

Related items: TD/TNC 117.1353; TD/TNC 117.1354

Resource type: Paper

Call Number:
TD/TNC 117.1355



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