Learning objectives are an essential part of course design, that lets us clearly articulate what the students are expected to achieve at the end of the class.
A common mistake in writing learning outcomes is for the teacher to state what she is going to do, rather than what the students will be able to do. Using active verbs puts emphasis on the learning process and clearly defines learning outcomes for the students. Bloom’s revised taxonomy of learning objectives is the essential guiding framework in writing student learning outcomes.
- Course Objectives & Learning Outcomes, from DePaul Teaching Commons
- What are the characteristics of well-stated learning goals? (Links to an external site.)
- ACUE: Action Verbs for Writing Powerful Outcomes
- Integrating Technology with Bloom’s Taxonomy
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