publication . Article . 2005

Rethinking learning outcomes : review of Trevor Hussey & Patrick Smith (2003) ‘The Uses of Learning Outcomes’, Teaching in Higher Education, Vol. 8. No 3, pp. 357-368

Carter, Carol;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2005
  • Publisher: Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT), London Metropolitan University
  • Country: United Kingdom
Picking up the baton from their earlier article The Trouble With Learning Outcomes, in which they detailed a persuasively cautionary account of the dangers inherent in using learning outcomes as tools of audit rather than of education, Hussey and Smith (2002) return on a mission: ‘to develop an account of learning outcomes… that is more realistic and\ud conducive to educational purposes’ (p. 232). As detailed in the abstract, the declared intent of this article is to produce ‘a new model… that starts from the idea of an articulated curriculum, and embraces both intended and emergent learning outcomes’. This new model will employ ‘the distinction between\ud predi...
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