martes, enero 25, 2011

Lumina Foundation: Publica un marco de referencia para medir aprendizaje en estudiantes

Conversaciones nacionales, en los Estados Unidos, sobre la calidad de la educación superior y los esfuerzos realizados para medir la ejecución académica de los estudiantes en la persecución de sus carreras profesionaes, ha sido atendido con un informe preparado por la Fundación Lumina. Han tratado de desarrollar un marco de referencia, que ayude a a que existan unos criterios comunes en todas las instituciones educativas. A continuación algunas de los aspectos sobresalientes del documento.
"A suggested framework for defining the knowledge and skills students need to acquire before earning an associate degree, a bachelor's degree, and a master's degree. Lumina's framework, which it is calling the Degree Qualifications Profile, spells out reference points for what students should be learning and demonstrating at each degree level in five areas: broad, integrative knowledge; specialized knowledge; intellectual skills; applied learning; and civic learning."
"The degree profile is intended to help define generally what college graduates should know and be able to do, regardless of their majors or fields of study."
"It is specific about how students should be able to apply what they learn, providing clear outcomes that can be measured."
 "Colleges and faculty members in individual disciplines could then add to the general framework, identifying additional outcomes specific to the college's mission and to particular fields of study."
Dos agencias acrediticas regionales - Western Association of Schools and Colleges y North Central Association of Colleges and Schools' Higher Learning Commission, y una asociación de colegios privados, the Council of Independent Colleges, han acordado probar el marco de referencias propuesto por la Fundación Lumina.

Vía The Chronicle of Higher Education

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