We help you define a hierarchy of learning outcomes, including high-level competencies such as critical thinking, sub-competencies like data analysis, and specific, teachable, and measurable skills and learning outcomes. For example, techniques for identifying high- and low-quality sources of data can be taught, practiced, and assessed. We then ensure that these granular skills are woven throughout the curriculum, so every class, course, and course sequence incorporates the intended learning outcomes.
Select each competency to see related sub-competencies and specific learning outcomes.
The programs we help you design are deliberately structured to cut across disciplinary boundaries, introducing your learners to durable, transferable skills and continually reinforcing them over time — and across different courses — then requiring learners to practice them in new situations. By building the curriculum in this manner, we help your instructors focus on skill development rather than information dissemination.
All Minerva curricula are designed to support both our partners’ objectives and their learner populations.
By emphasizing skills instead of content, Minerva embraces the subject-matter expertise of our partners, while focusing on competencies that cut across specific disciplines. We intentionally structure curricula to foster knowledge transfer, so learners gain practical abilities that can be applied in numerous contexts.
Our learning innovation team works with your curriculum designers to connect all aspects of each course, from pre-class readings and recorded lectures to in-class activities to assignments, projects, and on-site experiences. By integrating academic learning with experiential engagements, such as field research, community projects, and employer work-study programs, your courses enable learners to apply their skills in diverse contexts. Designing and connecting learning experiences across modalities elevates the learning journey and enables knowledge transfer.