Lakeland Learning Outcomes

The Lakeland Community College Learning Outcomes represent the College’s vision of skills graduates should possess to succeed throughout their professional and personal lives. Learning actively, thinking critically, communicating clearly, using information effectively, and interacting in diverse environments are essential skills. The Lakeland Learning Outcomes are interrelated and are woven throughout the curriculum.  

Learns Actively

The engaged student participates directly in learning activities. The learner:

  • takes responsibility for their own learning
  • uses effective learning strategies
  • reflects on effectiveness of their own learning strategies

Thinks Critically

The critical thinker uses reason, ingenuity, and knowledge to examine relevant issues or ideas and solve problems. The learner:

  • identifies an issue or idea
  • explores perspectives relevant to an issue or idea
  • identifies and critiques options or positions
  • selects an option or position
  • implements and reflects on a selected option or position

Communicates Clearly

The effective communicator demonstrates the ability to articulate and exchange ideas using multiple forms of expression. The learner:

  • uses correct spoken and written English
  • conveys a clear purpose
  • presents ideas logically
  • comprehends and uses the appropriate form(s) of expression
  • engages in an exchange of ideas

Interacts in Diverse Environments

The responsible citizen develops awareness of the diversity of human experience, understanding and responding to interpersonal, historical, cultural, and global contexts. The learner:

  • demonstrates knowledge of diverse ideas and values
  • describes ways in which issues are embedded in relevant contexts
  • collaborates with others in a variety of situations
  • acts with respect for others

Uses Information Effectively

The 21st century learner accesses and manages reliable information effectively and responsibly. The learner:

  • develops an effective search strategy
  • uses technology to access and manage information
  • uses selection criteria to choose appropriate information
  • uses information responsibly