Clearly stated learning objectives help students know what they are learning and how their learning will be measured.
Here are some helpful introductory articles about learning objectives:
- Learning Objectives: The Basics
- Articulate Your Learning Objectives (from Carnegie Mellon University's Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation)
Writing effective objectives doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Here are some tips for writing learning objectives:
Choosing the right verb is important to make your learning objectives clear and specific. Here are some helpful verb lists:
- Sample Verbs for Learning Objectives (from Penn State University's Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence)
- Bloom's Taxonomy Action Verbs (from Fresno State University's Office of Institutional Effectiveness)