Samples of Learner’s Results As Means to Verify Learning
(This page is referenced from Basic Framework for Training and Development Plan.)
There are numerous means by which a learner can show evidence of learning — many means other than the traditional passing of tests in a course. The following list provides examples of results, or outputs, that can be produced by a learner during learning activities as means of verification of learning. These results can be examined by a subject matter expert to evaluate the extent of learning (new areas of knowledge and skills) accomplished by the learner. The list may prove useful particularly when designing self-directed training and development plans. Keep in mind that the following list is but a small sample of means of verification of learning. (The list is reproduced from a list provided by The Union Institute.)
- annotated bibliographies
- audio recordings
- case study analyses
- certificates of achievement verifying accomplishment of learning
- commendations from employers for high-quality (thus, strong expertise in) work
- computer software package
- conducting Socratic dialogues, including preparation notes, participants’ evaluations, etc.
- conducting workshops, including preparation notes, participants’ evaluations, etc.
- course handouts
- dialoguing with fellow workers, including preparation notes, participants’ evaluations, etc.
- formal written papers
- gallery exhibitions of one’s work
- journal entries
- literature reviews
- notebooks validated by subject matter experts
- notes prepared for seminars
- performance in the creative arts
- preparing testing protocols
- questionnaires or interview guides
- receiving professional certification
- recording of a lecture presented by the learner
- series of peer-based discussions, including preparation notes, participants’ evaluations, etc.
- teaching a course, including preparation notes, participants’ evaluations, etc.
- training manuals
- transcribed learning from other institutions of higher learning
- video productions
- works of art
- written and oral examination by subject matter experts
- written notes from museum visits
- and on and on and on and on …
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