Before you begin to collect evidence of learning outcomes, decide:
- why you are seeking this evidence
- what kind of information you will collect
- who will collect it
- when it will be collected
- how to use the results to improve what you do
What do you want to find out? Keep it simple and focused:
- What are the learning outcomes of a visit to an archive?
- What new knowledge did students learn during a visit to a specific exhibition and how did this knowledge increase their understanding?
- How did using the library change attitudes towards libraries and learning?
You are trying to understand:
- whether, how and what learning occurs
- what the outcome of this learning is for the people concerned
- what the broad impact of this learning might be