Queen's Learning Outcomes Assessment

Learning Outcomes Project
Learning Outcomes Project

Targeting specific skills

Venn diagram displaying the cross over between critical thinking, problem solving and creative thinking

The hexagon diagram above represents an interrelationship between dimensions of critical thinking, creative thinking and problem solving. For example, it is necessary to consider context and assumptions for both critical thinking and problem solving, so on the above graphic, they fall in the block between the two. Note: The dimensions that appear in the center can be related to critical thinking, creative thinking and problem solving.

It is not necessary to assess each of the above dimensions in every assignment. It is more effective to target the specific skills you want to the students to work toward, and select the outcomes that most closely align with those skills.