Curriculum Enrichment for Learning Outcomes in Higher Education

International Journal of Scientific Research and Modern Education (IJSRME) ISSN (Online): 2455 – 5630, Volume I, Issue II, 2016, 175-183

9 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2017

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P. M. Kumar

Srinivas Institute of Management Studies

Date Written: December 29, 2016

Abstract

In higher education learning outcomes are the specifications of what a student should learn and demonstrate on successful completion of the course or the programme. It could be seen as desired outcome of learning process more importantly in terms of acquisition of skills and knowledge. The ultimate learning outcome may be reflected in the vision and mission of the institution like for example, developing younger generation into responsible citizens of the country with social sensitivity and general neutrality upholding values while at the same time employable and successful in their career. Institutional strategy to nurture critical thinking, creativity and scientific temper among the students and transform them into life long learners and innovators. Learner-centered education through appropriate methodologies facilitates effective learning as teaching-learning modalities of higher education are considered to be relevant to the learner group. Curriculum delivery and pedagogy should incorporate multitude of learning experiences such as project based learning, lab. Based learning, activity based learning, experiential learning, field based learning, technology based learning, community based learning, team based learning, analytical learning, observation based learning, social service based learning etc. The role of the institution is to identify and provide such experiences as to improve their learning through the all-round learning opportunities available to them. This paper discusses the efforts of a higher education institution to device a variety of curriculum enrichments in learning to promote student learning outcomes.

Keywords: Learning Outcome, Curriculum Enrichment & Learner-Centered Education

Suggested Citation

Kumar, P. M., Curriculum Enrichment for Learning Outcomes in Higher Education (December 29, 2016). International Journal of Scientific Research and Modern Education (IJSRME) ISSN (Online): 2455 – 5630, Volume I, Issue II, 2016, 175-183 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3061507

P. M. Kumar (Contact Author)

Srinivas Institute of Management Studies ( email )

Srinivas Campus, Mangaladevi Road
Pandeshwar
Mangalore, 575001
India

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