Faculty Development Cell of VVM’s Shree Damodar College of Commerce and Economics conducted a half-day workshop on ‘Writing and Implementing Effective Learning Outcomes’ for the college faculty. Resource person for the seminar was principal of GVM’s Dada Vaidya College of Education, Farmagudi, Allan Abreu. Forty nine faculty members of the college participated in the workshop.
In her welcome address convener of the cell, Lira Gama expressed that Abreu’s mission is to teach and touch lives. Principal, Prita Mallya delivered a brief introduction on the topic of the session and the importance of writing learning outcomes correctly.
Abreu began the session by explaining Bloom’s Taxonomy and the important components that a learning objective should possess ie the context, actor, behaviour and degree. Using various examples Abreu explained how a learning outcome should be written using these four important components.
He discussed about the triangle of effective learning and highlighted how learning activities, learning outcomes and assessment impact each other in the triangle of effective learning.
Faculty members were divided into groups based on their subject or area of specialisation. Through group discussion they were asked to prepare learning objectives for the units in the syllabus. Abreu guided the faculty in writing learning outcomes correctly. The learning objectives were then presented by a member of each group and the floor was open for discussion.