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Outcomes-Based Forestry Education: An Application in New Brunswick

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Abstract:

Outcomes-based education focuses on students' abilities to practice what they know rather than on teachers, teaching, and content. Such a method starts with explicitly and publicly identifying the abilities and qualities we want students to possess. Teaching and assessment should align with the resources and students we have and the outcomes we seek. Success can then be judged on how well students perform.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor and Director of Forest Engineering, Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada E6B 3C2

Publication date: 2000-02-01

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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