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Child and Youth Studies (B.S.)

Learning Outcomes

 
 

Academic Learning Compact

Consistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching-learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.
Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills
 Graduates will be able to:

1. Use research skills in conducting surveys and interviewing an English Language Learning (ELL) student and his/her parents to develop an analysis of the socio-cultural contexts of the learning environment.

· EDF 3201 Analysis of Student and Family

2. Demonstrate how broad knowledge and learned skills are adapted to their individual internship sites.

· ADG 4940 Student Work Sample

 

 Content/discipline knowledge and skills are assessed at the college and departmental levels through the following:

1. Critical Task Assessments – Each course in the program has one or more assignments that provide opportunities to demonstrate growth and competency on multiple program outcomes.

2. Student Work Sample - During final internship, students develop a Student Work Sample in which the student plans, designs, and analyzes data specific to the agency in which they are interning.

3. Portfolio – Students develop an electronic portfolio that contains authentic examples of their competency on the outcomes in an integrated fashion.

 

Communication Skills
 Graduates will be able to:

1. Interview agency individuals and will develop a broad ranging report of the services provided by the agency and their volunteer work with the agency in respect to their future engagement in the field.

· EEC 3268 Agency Project

2. Communicate and cooperate with families and colleagues to ensure success.

· EDG 4940 Student Work Sample

 

 Communication skills are assessed at the college and departmental levels through the following:

1. Critical Task Assessments – Each course in the program has one or more assignments that provide opportunities to demonstrate growth and competency on multiple program outcomes.

2. Student Work Sample - During final internship, students develop a Student Work Sample in which the student plans, designs, and analyzes data specific to the agency in which they are interning.

3. Portfolio – Students develop an electronic portfolio that contains authentic examples of their competency on the outcomes in an integrated fashion.

 

Critical Thinking Skills
Graduates will be able to:

 

1. Exhibit an ability to critically analyze a variety of assessment profiles for their future work with children and families.

· EEC 4307 Assessment Project

2. Develop a work sample that will effective illustrate their ability to critically analyze the work of the agency with the inclusion of children and families.

· EDG 4940 Student Work Sample

 

 Critical thinking skills are assessed at the college and departmental levels through the following:

1. Critical Task Assessments – Each course in the program has one or more assignments that provide opportunities to demonstrate growth and competency on multiple program outcomes.

2. Student Work Sample - During final internship, students develop a Student Work Sample in which the student plans, designs, and analyzes data specific to the agency in which they are interning.

3. Portfolio – Students develop an electronic portfolio that contains authentic examples of their competency on the outcomes in an integrated fashion.