Promising a Happy Future: The Outcome-based Learning of “Marriage and Family”
The key of the teaching of outcome-based learning is not students’ schoolwork performance, but the ability they have learned from the learning process (Spady, 1981). The outcome-based teaching form is the current mainstream of development in higher education. This study applied outcome-based learning course constructions, teaching method, and assessment approach to the course “Marriage and Family”, which was taught by the author. The main elements of the course structure included “gender and marriage”, “marriage from the viewpoint of media”, and “family construction”. The service learning ideas were integrated into the course, with the learning goal being “promising a happy future”. During the course, through text, visits, discussions, and interviews, the students were encouraged to apply methods including understanding, feeling, introspection, association, and conversation. The result showed that the students’ goal of a happy future became more specific and clearer. Before taking this course, they had focused more on their own subjective thoughts. After the course, they could also give consideration to other people’s feelings.
|關鍵詞||成果導向學習、幸福的未來、outcome-based learning、happy future|