Structure of a Learning Outcome Statement:
Characteristics of Good Learning Outcomes:
"Learning objectives" and "learning outcomes" are often used interchangeably in the literature. In general, "objectives" are intended results or consequences of instruction, curricula, programs, or activities, while "outcomes" are achieved results or consequences of what was learned, i.e. evidence that learning took place. Objectives are often focused on teaching intentions and typically indicate the subject content that the teacher intends to cover. Learning outcomes, on the other hand, are more student-centered and describe the actions the learner should be able to take as a result of a learning experience.
Learning Objective: This workshop will cover background and method for writing learning objectives.
Learning Outcome: At the end of this session, participants will be able to construct a learning outcome for an undergraduate course