Warring over Learning Outcomes

A College of Charleston professor has been stripped of his teaching duties after a clash with administration over his learning outcomes, or rather, his lack thereof.

What is your opinion of Mr. Dillon’s use of Woodrow Wilson’s quote as his learning outcomes? Are they suitable for the purpose? Or should learning outcomes be more specific?

The object of education is not merely to draw out the powers of the individual mind: It is rather its right object to draw all minds to a proper adjustment to the physical and social world in which they are to have their life and their development: to enlighten, strengthen, and make fit. The business of the world is not individual success, but its own betterment, strengthening, and growth in spiritual insight. “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” is its right prayer and aspiration.

Read more at: http://chronicle.com/article/Silly-Sanctimonious/235861 


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