Determine Outcomes: Step 2
Before selecting activities for the course, you should think about what results you want the students to have. What should they be able to know, do, or become?
We suggest that you consider writing a short vision, the outcomes, goals, and objectives of the course should flow out from the mission, or purpose of the course.
In thinking about and writing these you should consider your Seventh-day Adventist Christian world-view. The outcomes should also represent the highest quality educational goals found in the field. Finally, they should be clearly communicated to the student.
Who you are writing to:
You should also think about your audience. Who are they? Are you writing your objective so that students can understand them? Or, are you writing to parents, experts in your field, or accrediting teams?
During this step you will accomplish the following:
Write a short vision of overall student outcomes (the big picture)
Student Outcome Vision:
Creating a short, concise vision of "What the student should turn out to be." In writing more specific outcomes or objectives, many faculty find it helpful to create this overall "vision" of the successful student. This should flow out of the purpose or mission of the course.
Write specific goals and/or objectives:
Selecting outcomes that reflect the purpose of the course and that aid the student in the future.
Review your written outcomes (vision/goals/objectives) using the principles listed below.
Using the principles listed below, review your written overall student outcomes (the big picture) statement and your statement of purpose
Principle 1 - The outcomes, goals, and objectives of the course should flow out from the purpose of the course.
Principle 2 - The goals and objectives should be consistent with the institution's various mission statements and represent a Seventh-day Adventist Christian world-view.
Principle 3 - The goals and objectives should represent the highest quality within the field of study.