Learning Outcomes as a Tool for Credit Transfer: Examining Trust Relations, Policies and Practices (E/SI)

May 7, 2019 | 11:00 - 12:00

Location: 207-208
Track: Innovative Education

There is increasing interest in the use of learning outcomes in post-secondary education, and deliberations have surfaced with regard to the use of learning outcomes as a tool for informing credit transfer. We believe that this current interest and activity has provided an ideal opportunity to conduct a comprehensive and critical assessment of outcomes-based approaches as they affect student mobility. Engaging international and Ontario scholars and practitioners in a multi-year research project supported by the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer, we have identified and problematized core issues and analyzed these issues in relation to relevant conceptual models and precedents taken up in other jurisdictions. The resulting publication will provide a range of critical perspectives on the challenges and opportunities in the context of current and future practices and policies in Ontario. It is hoped that this work will help guide decision-makers in Ontario – and in other jurisdictions – in determining whether they should invest in outcomes-based approaches to credit transfer or consider alternatives. Such work is necessary for informed decision-making and the establishment of tools, methods and policies that will place Ontario and Canada at the forefront. This session supports the 2019 Conference theme “Innovative Education”.

Session Speakers

Christine Arnold

Assistant Professor, Post-Secondary Studies

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Jean Bridge

Adjunct Research Professor

Brock University

Mary Catharine Lennon

Senior Policy Advisor

Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board and University of Toronto

Mary Wilson

Director, Centre for Academic Excellence

Niagara College