Rescheduled to March 29th CAAG Online

Post date: Mar 4, 2019 4:22:18 PM

Greetings CAAG Members,

We are excited to host an online informal CAAG conversation this month.

Date and Time:

Friday, March 8th

10:00 am to 11:00am


Please let us know via RSVP on our website:


Experienced Based Learning

We are excited to announce that Dr. Patrick Green, Executive Director, Center for Experiential Learning at Loyola will host our CAAG conversation in March. The Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) houses four university-wide programs, including service-learning, academic internships, undergraduate research, and the learning portfolio program.

During 2017 – 2018, Loyola’s Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) developed competencies based on research on the knowledge, skills, aptitudes, and values expected of students engaged in experiential learning practices. As a curriculum development center, the Center for Experiential Learning provides numerous educational development programs, tools, and resources for faculty to enhance their teaching and learning strategies. Competency-based education has been a hot topic in education for the past several years, and has been defined in multiple ways. The most common definitions revolved around performance-based education demonstrating competence in a certain area. Gervais (2016) defines competency-based education as: “an outcome-based approach to education that incorporates modes of instruction delivery and assessment efforts designed to evaluate mastery of learning by students through their demonstration of the knowledge, attitudes, values, skills, and behaviors required for the degree sought” (Gervais, 2016, p.99). Through dialogue, discussion, and idea-sharing, this session will explore the teaching and learning tools that allow faculty to choose the specific competencies that are most relevant to their course or academic program and are related to the experiential learning context. The tools include self-assessment tools for students, as well as learning assessment tools for faculty. Faculty instructors are able to adapt these tools in order to promote these competencies in student learning and further assessment of student learning and development.

Gervais, J. (2016). The operational definition of competency-based education. The Journal of Competency-Based Education, 1(2), 98 – 106. doi:10.1002/cbe2.101

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