Program Learning Outcomes | Pepperdine University | Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Program Learning Outcomes

GSEP is committed to a learner-centered approach in the programs we offer. Each program has a set of objectives that a student graduating from the program is expected to achieve. The knowledge and skills taught in the program might be introduced in some courses. In other courses, students are asked to apply knowledge by practicing skills and demonstrating their abilities. Within the program, the values and dispositional attributes important for individuals entering the profession are emphasized.

The matrix below lists the program learning objectives and indicates the courses in which each of the objectives is addressed.

Conceptual Tools (CT)
  MALT
630 640 650
MALT
631 641 651
MALT
632 642 652
MALT
633 643 653
CT1-Learn: Compare and construct theories of learning, understand the role of social networks and processes in learning, and understand the role of technology in leveraging change X X X X
CT2-Act: Create visual representation of critical concepts, design shared conceptual tools, and facilitate the development of student’s e-portfolio X X X X
CT3-Form: Develop an identity as a scholar who use evidence to build and challenge theories and participate in a community of practice to develop knowledge X X X X
CT4-Perform: Share writing through the on-going development of a wikisite on learning technologies X X X X
Design Learning (DL)
  MALT
630 640 650
MALT
631 641 651
MALT
632 642 652
MALT
633 643 653
DL1-Learn: Develop knowledge and meta-knowledge of how to design for learning, understand the process of design thinking, and how technology can be leveraged for change X X X X
DL2-Act: Solve learning problems with technology to create an online environment as service learning X X X X
DL3-Form: Identify as a member of a learning design community of practice through careful respect and development of listening skills  X X X X
DL4-Peform: Share work through a online web event which showcases the virtual products  X X X X
Action Research (AR)
  MALT
630 640 650
MALT
631 641 651
MALT
632 642 652
MALT
633 643 653
AR1-Learn: Identify the critical dimensions of action research, develop the knowledge to use logic models and prior research to frame this research, understand how to move from values to problems, data to evidence, and understand the role of knowledge development in learning communities X X  X X
AR2-Act: Manage problem solving in the workplace through an iterative process X X  X X
AR3-Form: Examine as an action researcher the role of values, evidence and advocacy in workplace change X X  X X
AR4-Perform: Present research online at the at the Pepperdine Action Research Conference in Los Angeles, and, for those selected, as a publication on the Center for Collaborative Action Research X X  X X