Learning Outcomes

These are the learning outcomes for my Shakespeare courses:

  1. Gain “Shakespeare Literacy.”
    Demonstrate mastery over fundamental information about Shakespeare’s works, life, and legacy
    • Breadth (knowledge of a range of Shakespeare’s works)
    • Depth (more thorough knowledge of a single work)
    • Performance (stage and screen)
    • Legacy (history, scholarship, popular culture)
  2. Analyze Shakespeare Critically
    Interpret Shakespeare’s works critically in their written form, in performance (stage or screen) and in digitally mediated transformations. This includes
    • Textual analysis (theme, language, formal devices)
    • Contextual analysis (historical, contemporary, cultural)
    • Application of literary theories
    • Analysis of digital mediations
  3. Engage Shakespeare Creatively
    • Performance (memorization, recitation, scene on stage or video)
    • Individual creative work (literary imitation, art, music, etc.)
    • Collaborative creative project
  4. Share Shakespeare MeaningfullyThis includes engaging in the following:
    • Formal Writing. Develop and communicate your ideas about Shakespeare clearly in formal and researched writing.
    • Informal Writing. This mainly means through regular online writing
    • Connecting. Share one’s learning and creative work with others both in and outside of class.
  5. Gain Digital Literacy
    Students use their study of Shakespeare as a way of understanding and developing fluency in 21st century learning skills and computer-mediated modes of communication. Those skills are grouped under the following categories.
    1. Consume - Effective and independent selecting, searching, researching, 
    2. Create - Producing content that demonstrates learning and which can be shared for others to profit from.
    3. Connect - Engage with other learners within and outside of the class to develop thinking and share more formal work.