Learning Outcomes are statements that describe specific knowledge, skills, attitudes, etc. that students should acquire and be able to demonstrate by the end of an assignment, a class, a chapter, a course or a program.
While they are also referred to as learning objectives or learning goals, in this course, we refer to them as learning outcomes which are student-focused and student-friendly.
Learning Outcomes focus on student behavior and denote how depth of learning can be demonstrated, while teaching objectives typically focus more on the content or ideas the teacher intends to present.
Because they are student-focused statements, they help students understand what knowledge and which skills and values are important, and how that knowledge and those skills and values will be useful for them.
To be effective, learning outcomes should describe observable and measurable behavior that demonstrates the learning and that can be assessed.