STEMskiller: Skill Set Map for Mentors of Early Career Researchers
Learning outcomes & lesson plans: concepts and definitions, resources for learning more
While some graduate assistants may not teach, they may (in the future) manage research groups, teams, or be mentors to others and need to develop materials which assist their mentees in understanding what they are learning (in context; so-called “learning outcomes”) and milestones which must be achieved (lesson plans). Being familiar with the concepts of learning outcomes and lesson plans is essential for any mentees intending to have a career in academia.
Useful resources on Learning outcomes & lesson planss:
MIT Teaching+Learning Lab. (n.d.). (a.) Intended learning outcomes. https://tll.mit.edu/help/intended-learning-outcomes, (b.) Expectations, course goals, and learning outcomes. https://tll.mit.edu/help/expectations-course-goals-and-learning-outcomes
Definitions and examples of learning outcomes and other course planning guidance.
Singapore Management University Centre for Teaching Excellence. (2020). Lesson planning. https://cte.smu.edu.sg/approach-teaching/integrated-design/lesson-planning
Describes the three main components of effective lesson plans (defined as “the instructor’s road map of what students need to learn and how it will be done effectively during the class time”): learning objectives, learning activities, and assessment to check for student understanding. Useful, although links to additional resources are outdated as of time of writing this entry.
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Last Updated: October 28, 2021