"Performance Outcomes or ""Learning Outcomes"" are statements that bridge three key elements of every instructional unit: the skills being developed, the content under investigation, and the tasks that students will undertake to demonstrate their learning. They set the vision for the learner, and help make clear to students the meaningful and important connections between content, skills, and work products.
Explore our Guide to Defining Learning Outcomes for a step-by-step guide to crafting Learning Outcome statements.
Also keep in mind that there is quite a bit of fluidity in the field about related terms -- learning outcomes, performance outcomes, performance indicators, etc. In our understanding, performance outcomes and learning outcomes can be used interchangeably."
Tips for a Short Implementation Time-Line
If you like Asia Society's global vision and mission, it is very strong and adoption-ready. If not, we suggest you don't begin with competencies. It takes years to design a fully-developed system, and the technology doesn't support it yet. Begin with other elements of the system and layer in competencies over time.