Learning objectives

Learning objectives are actually quite trivial things. Well, as the term already says, that objectives are goals. Goals of what the learner will learn or will be able of after a certain course. Although this is indeed something quite simple it is very helpful, for the learner and teacher.

If learning goals are set up well, in the beginning of a course, the learner will know what is coming. The learner has the chance to prepare for the next objective. On the other hand the teacher has a clear structure to hold onto. As well as what questions the final exam should include.

Learning objectives make clear what is important in a course or a lecture.

Example: "The student will learn to define learning objectives."

Some verbs useful for defining learning objectives are: list, identify, state, describe, define, solve, compare, operate

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