Learning Outcomes & Learning Demonstration Statements
Since you will be given credit for the learning you have acquired through your experience, you will need to be able to measure this learning against a course or set of courses that UFV offers. How does this work? Every course outline at UFV contains a section called Learning Outcomes . A learning outcome is a specific and measureable statement written to describe knowledge and skills that students will have achieved at the end of a course or program. It is the way we as teachers can be sure our students have learned what we intended they would learn in our course.
Learning Demonstration Statements
You have now looked at the learning outcomes for a course or program and have said to yourself, "I can do that!"
Your job, with the help of friendly UFV staff and faculty, is to tell us what you learned by writing a learning demonstration statement that shows faculty how your experiential learning is equivalent to the learning outcomes of UFV courses.
Learning demonstration statements can be used in the first step of the PLAR process to determine your eligibility to pursue PLAR and in the second step of the PLAR process (depending on the assessment method agreed upon with faculty) to demonstrate learning and explain evidence you've organized as part of the assessment.
for tips on writing the learning demonstration statements*
CIS 100 learning demonstration statements
* Adapted from Colvin, Janet. Earn College Credit for What You Know. Chicago: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2006.