Innovative Teaching Showcase
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 Jill Heckathorn's teaching strategies meet each of these student learning outcome goals.
|Learning Outcomes||Definition||Course Outcomes|
|Identification||Accurately identifies and interprets evidence.||Recr 274 - Students assess environments and participant needs to develop adapted recreation plans.|
|Alternative Consideration||Considers major alternative points of view.||
Recr 274 - Students meet with community members who have physical disabilities to learn adapted sports techniques and to discuss their views on the role of recreation in their lives before, during and after injury or illness.
|Accurate Conclusions||Draws warranted, judicious, non-fallacious conclusions.||Recr 479 - Students meet with elders, professionals, and residents of Neah Bay to discuss the impacts and potential of tourism. They share ideas and work with Tribal Planners to develop a community-based tourism plan of action.|
|Justification||Justifies key results and procedures, and explains assumptions and reasons.||Recr 274 - After participation as leaders and co-campers with persons who have disabilities, students write a reflection paper addressing their views and beliefs regarding inclusive recreation services.|