Micro-module
Materials

In brief:

  • There is a basic formula or pattern to help you create well-articulated learning outcomes.
  • The pattern can be used for learning outcomes at the course level, module level, or lesson level.

Formula for Writing Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students should be able to: Measurable Verb + Knowdledge/Skill/Attitude + Conditions* *Purpose, how, why, under what cirsumstances, etc

The following examples illustrate the components of a student-focussed and student-friendly learning outcomes.

Examples

Example A

By the end of this program, successful students should be able to:

Design a system, component or process that responds effectively and creatively to an engineering problem.

Example B

By the end of this course, successful students should be able to:

Apply supply chain management concepts and best practices to design and/or improve supply chain processes.

Example C

By the end of this module, successful students should be able to:

Describe the methods scientists use to explore and evaluate natural phenomena.

Example D

By the end of this lesson, successful students should be able to:

Identify two key components of aesthetics used to evoke mood in photography.

Example E

By the end of this class, successful students should be able to:

Explain the relation between the carbon cycle, the greenhouse effect and energy use.

Download Measurable Verbs PDF

The next section will:

  • provide a summary overview of the Learning Outcome Module.

 References

1Skrbic N, Burrows J. Specifying Learning Objectives, : Ashmore L, Robinson D. (Eds.) Learning, Teaching and Development: Strategies for Action. London: Sage Publications; 2014; 54– 87.[Google Scholar]