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How Learning Works by Richard E. Mayer, Marie K. Norman, Marsha C. Lovett, Michele DiPietro, Michael W. Bridges, Susan A. Ambrose

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APPENDIX D What Are Learning Objectives and How Can We Use Them?

Learning objectives articulate the knowledge and skills you want students to acquire by the end of the course or after completing a particular assignment. There are numerous benefits to clearly stating your objectives, for both you and your students. First, learning objectives communicate your intentions to students, and they give students information to better direct their learning efforts and monitor their own progress. Objectives also provide you with a framework for selecting and organizing course content, and they can guide your decisions about appropriate assessment and evaluation methods. Finally, objectives provide a framework for selecting appropriate teaching and learning ...

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