The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’

Posted On: 2/28/2018 11:26 AM

Word cloud on Assessment"If we describe college courses as mainly delivery mechanisms for skills to please a future employer, if we imply that history, literature and linguistics are more or less interchangeable 'content' that convey the same mental tools, we oversimplify the intellectual complexity that makes a university education worthwhile in the first place. We end us using the language of the capitalist marketplace and speak to our students as customers rather than fellow thinkers. They deserve better."

Read more at The New York Times - February 23, 2018 


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