Dee Fink's Taxonomy of Significant Learning
As we learned during his April 2012 vist to BYU-Idaho, Dee Fink advocates the expression of learning outcomes in terms of his six-part taxonomy.
- Foundational Knowledge - Understanding and remembering information and ideas.
- Students will recognize and understand legal terminology.
- Acquire in-depth knowledge of key concepts of virology.
- Application - Skills; critical, creative, and practical thinking; managing projects.
- Students will be able to compare and contrast opposing legal principles, choose a position and defend it.
- Students will demonstrate teamwork in preparing a complex project.
- Integration - Connecting ideas, people, realms of life.
- Students will be able to apply legal principles to the accounting field.
- Assess the contributions of virology to advances in science and medicine.
- Human Dimension - Learning about oneself, others.
- Students use reflection and team feedback to identify areas where they have strengths and areas that need improvement.
- Value the group learning environment.
- Caring - Developing new feelings, interests, values.
- Students will want to apply legal and ethical knowledge to life events.
- Understand the impact of viral disease on individuals and populations.
- Learning How to Learn - Becoming a better student; inquiring about a subject; self-directing learners.
- Students will be able to do reasearch to assess and apply court cases to legal issues.
- Learn to think as a scientist.
Additional information from Dr. Fink's time with us is available here.