Fink's Significant Learning Outcomes

Another approach to determine if there is variety in your course outcomes is Fink’s Significant Learning Outcomes.

Categories for Fink

Fink groups significant learning into six major types. Using these categories you can analyze your current learning outcomes to determine if there are categories of significant learning that are either over or under represented in your course.

Creating significant learning goals

Fink (2013) recommends thinking about the impact you want to have on students a year or more after they’ve finished the course.

Determining learning outcomes

In order to help determine either the category of a learning outcome you already have or to create a new one in a specific category, it can help to look at the verb and what you are asking students to do.