July 14, 2014 7:00am Pacific
If you are still finding yourself writing learning objectives that
contain the words “understand” or “know,” then object to those
objectives and invest an hour honing your objective writing skills!
A well –written set of learning objectives is crucial for a course to
succeed. How can we teach something if we don’t know what we want the
outcome to be? Learning objectives should clearly state the specific
knowledge, skills or attitude that is desired as well as the learning
method involved and the criteria for achievement.
We will explore the ABCD and CAS methods (among others) of developing
learning objectives, discuss writing objectives for performance-based
courses vs. information based courses and touch on the role Bloom’s
taxonomy plays when developing your objectives.