Learning Outcomes Information & Example Terminology

An educational learning objective is a statement in specific and measurable terms that describes what the learner will know or be able to do as a result of engaging in a learning activity.

Effective Learning Outcomes are:

  • Consistent with the goals of the presentation
  • Clearly stated
  • Clearly measurable
  • Realistic and doable
  • Appropriate for the level of the learner
  • Worthy (Important information)

We recommend that you use Bloom's Taxonomy action verbs for your outcomes. Here is a handout which lists the different categories and possible verbs (click the image to download the pdf).


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