A note from VIU on learning outcomes: A statement of learning outcomes answers the question : “ What do we expect our students to acquire from an education at our University? ” In order to ensure that these varied ‘outcomes’ are achieved, Vancouver Island University has determined that learning outcomes (renamed Graduate Attributes by Senate) should be developed so that there is a broad institutional commitment to common aspirations concerning student learning.

Information Literacies

I have expanded in my knowledge of what it means to conduct research where I can gain knowledge relevant to my work.  I have learned about the resources available to me, and to know when to use different kinds of resources such as peer reviewed and scientific studies.

Critical Thinking

A big part of researching and deciding on my major has been interviewing others in my desired career field, and gaining their perspective.  Asking what they feel would be the best path to take, and how I can prepare myself to enter the field of work.  It has been extremely valuable for me to hear others perspectives on career.  Ultimately, with critical thinking, I know that I need to reflect on what I know are the best options for me.

Collaboration

I have participated in group research and presentations, where I have learned effective communication and respect towards others.