OBTL Seminar: From Outcomes to Assessment

10 June 2009 (Wednesday) 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Venue: RRS905, Sir Run Run Shaw Building, Ho Sin Hang Campus


In this presentation, the characteristics of well-written outcomes will be reviewed. More importantly, how they guide learning and assessment will be explained at both the course and program levels. While the focus will be on cognitive outcomes, discussion of affective outcomes will also be included. Examples of ways to foster students’ learning and assessing the extent to which they have achieved the outcomes will be presented. Finally, the uses of assessment data and how they might be interpreted and shared will be discussed.

Speakers Biography

Dr. Stephen J. Friedman
Visiting Fulbright Scholar
Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Stephen J. Friedman is Professor of Education at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and head of its LEARN Center (Learning Enhancement, Assessment and Research Network). He is an expert in the assessment of general education courses and programs. His PhD in Education in 1988 is from the University of Iowa. He is hosted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong in the General Education Office, the Centre for Learning Education and Research (CLEAR), and the Faculty of Education (Administration and Policy Department).