Listed below are selected learning outcomes in the area of critical thinking that Western Washington University is actively integrating into its curriculum. Each learning outcome is listed with its definition, along with a description of how Professor Brennan's course meets each of these student learning outcome goals.
|Learning Outcomes||Definition||Course Outcomes|
|Identification||Accurately identifies and interprets evidence.||By analyzing site specific situations in which scientific evidence has played a role in human understanding of environmental problems, students had an opportunity to assess, discuss, and critique the role of data collection and analysis in interpreting evidence.|
|Accurate Conclusions||Draws warranted, judicious, non-fallacious conclusions.||Students used the scientific method and other analytical processes to reach, evaluate and verify their own conclusions and to evaluate the conclusions of others.|
|Justification||Justifies key results and procedures, and explains assumptions and reasons.||Students studied the role of results, procedures, assumptions, and reasons and the complex interplay among these constructs.|
Source: Adapted from the Association of College and Research Libraries' Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.