Mason Impact Learning Outcomes
- Understand knowledge creation: Students will understand how knowledge is generated and communicated, and how it can be used to address questions or problems in disciplines and in society.
- Engage multiple perspectives: Students will be able to identify and negotiate multiple perspectives, work collaboratively within and across multiple social and environmental contexts, and engage ethically with their subject and with others.
- Investigate a meaningful question: Students will use inquiry skills to articulate a question; engage in an inquiry process; and situate the concepts, practices, or results within a broader context.
- Students will be able to ask increasingly complex questions about significant problems, debates, or challenges.
- Students will be able to evaluate and choose inquiry methods that are appropriate to a project.
- Students will be able to explain how a project has value to local, civic, professional, scholarly, or global contexts.
Outcomes for Project-based Courses (Mason Impact + RS/CECiL/ENTR)
- Learning Objectives 1-3 (above) +
- Complete a project: Students will design and carry out an individual or collaborative project that explores an original question, seeks a creative solution to a problem, applies knowledge to a professional challenge, or offers a unique perspective. Students engage deeply in this original work.
- Communicate and share outcomes: Students will communicate knowledge from their project through presentation, publication, or performance to an audience beyond the classroom.