2015 Spring Early Childhood Education Student SLO Assessment Survey

2015 Spring Early Childhood Education Student SLO Assessment Survey

Student Learning Outcome Assessment
Early Childhood Education
Spring 2015

Published: 04/29/2015

Table of Contents

Overall Experience…………………………………………………………........1
Instructions Provided:
“Use this section to identify things you liked, things you would change, and to
communicate any other comments about your overall experience in the
program. If you have feedback about the instruction or anything else related to
the overall program, please address that in one of these questions.”

Core Abilities……………………………………………………………………...2
Instructions Provided:
“This section addresses the college core abilities. The core abilities are overall
skills that all graduates should acquire during their experience at Western. Focus
on yourself in this section.”

Program Outcomes………………………………………………………………6
Instructions Provided:
“This section addresses the specific outcomes for your program. Please focus on
yourself in this section.”

Conclusion………………………………………………………………………..9
Instructions Provided:
“Please use this space to share any other feedback, comments, or suggestions
about your experience at Western Technical College.”

OVERALL EXPERIENCE
1. What did you like about this program?
Text Response
Great advisors! Very hands on program.
There was a lot of group activities and labs that made it easier to learn
Hands on experience, good curriculum, teachers, friendly, good amount of work. Not
overwhelming.
The program was great and it was hands-on. The teachers were great and I made a lot of new
friends.
I really enjoyed the hands on activities that children would do and the learning materials we had
to make in classes. It gave me a lot of great ideas
I liked the hands-on learning
The hands on experience and guidance I received.
I could not have asked for better program teachers. They have truly instilled me with the
knowledge I feel that is needed to be the possible teacher I can be. They provided us with many
hands-on opportunities and used a variety of teaching strategies to meet the needs of the
students.
It was very hands on and I learned a lot of good information that is important for my future. I
liked all the hands on projects we did and the learning materials we made, and both will be
useful in my future.
His program is really hands on andit gets you involved. You learn a bit about yourself and what
you look for in child care
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
10

2. What would you change about this program?
Text Response
All projects and homework seemed to be piled on all at once
Learn more about Youngstar, cefels, licensing. Important things we need to learn when heading
out into a center.
I think the program is great nothing to change.
I don't like how this last semester we didn't do any hands on activities. It was all just
assignments and I felt very overwhelmed. Usually I enjoy the program classes because it's my
interest but this last semester I felt like it was dragging and couldn't wait for it to be over.
The schedule and the amount of practicum hours. It's a lot of time, plus if your trying to make a
living, work is hard to do when you spend almost all day in class
I think there was a lot of wasted time in this program.
More practicum time in the first semester.
I feel like the amount of hours for a practicum are a little extensive for working students
We had to make a lot of projects in binder format.
Not a thing
class time is used effectively projects contribute to my learning

May 18, 2015

1

Statistic
Total Responses

Value
11

CORE ABILITIES
3. As a result of this program:
Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

Question

0

2

5

6

13

I have learned
effective
communication
skills.

4. Provide any comments you have on effective
communication skills you learned.
Text Response
I have learned numerous ways of effective communication while being in this program.
Get down on children's level and when talking with adults be sure to listen and respond.
I learned how to communicate with children and teach them how to communicate effectively as
well. Learned about communicating with families
Carla Swerman taught me a lot and has made a positive impact on my writing.
I have learned these skills through program group projects and general classes
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Total Responses

Value
5

5. As a result of this program:
Question
I am able to
apply
mathematical
concepts.

May 18, 2015

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

6

5

2

13

2

6. Provide any comments you have on mathematical
concepts you learned.
Text Response
I learned Budgeting concepts.
Barba Stanke was amazing at taking extra time to help make sure her students understood the
material presented in class
I had one math class at western but nothing from my program
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
3

7. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

5

5

3

13

I learned
how to
transfer
social and
natural
science
theories into
practical
applications.

8. Provide any comments you have on transferring social
and natural science theories into practical applications.
Text Response
N/A
I made arguements in ethics class that had me put theories into practice.
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
2

9. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

I learned
critical
thinking
skills.

0

1

1

5

6

13

May 18, 2015

3

10. Provide any comments you have on critical thinking
skills you learned.
Text Response
Think about, why are we doing this activity? How does it help the child? Is there something
else that would be more effective?
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
1

11. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

2

3

5

3

13

I have
learned to
use
technology
effectively.

12. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about using technology effectively.
Text Response
I knew more about technology before this program. But I didn't enter this program to learn
about technology, I entered it to learn about children.
Used the computer a lot
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
2

13. As a result of this program:
Question
I have
learned to
value
myself and
work
ethically
with others
in a diverse
population.

May 18, 2015

Strongly
Disagree

0

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

1

3

8

13

4

14. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about valuing yourself and working ethically with others in a
diverse population.
Text Response
Gained a lot of confidence from my experiences.
Our program teachers did a wonderful job with instilling this into our practices
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
2

15. As a result of this program:
Question
I am able to
make
decisions
that
incorporate
the
importance
of
sustainability.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

2

6

5

13

16. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about incorporating the importance of sustainability in
decisions you make.
Text Response
Statistic
Total Responses

May 18, 2015

Value
0

5

PROGRAM OUTCOMES
17. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

4

9

13

apply child
development
theory to
practice.

18. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Learned so much about this subject!
Foundation taught me a lot about all of the different theories out there and they did a good job at
incorporating all the theories in each of our classes
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
2

19. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

0

cultivate
relationships
with
children,
family, and
the
community.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

4

9

13

20. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Through practices this was a great experience.
It really helped going to centers, schools, and or in home centers for Practicum. I was able to
come out of my shell and communicate more with staff, parents, and children.
Statistic
Total Responses

May 18, 2015

Value
2

6

21. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

Strongly
Disagree

0

4

9

13

0

Question
assess child
growth and
development.

22. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Observations
I have a good understanding of the stages children should be at certain ages
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
2

23. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

4

9

13

use best
practices in
teaching
and
learning.

24. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Practicum
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
1

25. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
demonstrate
professionalism.

May 18, 2015

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

1

3

9

13

7

26. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Always when around children and making yourself look professional around teachers and
families
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
1

27. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

5

8

13

integrate
health,
safety, and
nutrition
practices.

28. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Statistic
Total Responses

May 18, 2015

Value
0

8

CONCLUSION
29. Please use this space to share any other feedback,
comments, or suggestions about your experience at Western
Technical College.
Text Response
I would recommend this to anyone who wants to pursue a degree with children. I enjoyed this
program and took a lot out from it.
The idea behind this program is good. The real-life application is much less realistic. You don't
even need a college degree to work in child care. We also spend a lot of money for supplies
and everything else for classes and practicum. I think if this offered more toward a real teaching
degree it would be better.
Had a great hands on experience. Lots of projects!
I am thankful for the opportunities Western has offered me. I am so thankful for the instructors
and the knowledge they have taught me throughout the program. They have went above and
beyond!
Good experience
great teachers they give great feedback and help you along the way. Positive! Love the program
and the school that I attended. Great experience.
class time was not used effectively didnt seem like she had enough stuff to fill the class time.
Projects seemed to just fill assignments and didnt seem to add to my learning
Statistic
Total Responses

May 18, 2015

Value
7

9