Learning Objectives

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Learning Objectives are concise statements of what the learner is expected to accomplish during a lesson or a learning experience, consisting of a general instructional goal, and specific learning outcomes, normally denoting something observable or assessable.

This page lists resources tools, and a bibliography for learning more about this topic.


Link to Complete Bibliography
For a complete bibliography, please visit the CTLT's shared folder on Refworks.

Having problems? Visit the RefWorks information guide.

  • Alonso, F., Lopez, G., Manrique, D., & Vines, J. M. (2008). Learning objects, learning objectives and learning design. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 45(4), 389-400.Ubc-elink.png
  • Althoff, S. E., Linde, K. J., Mason, J. D., Nagel, N. M., & O'Reilly, K. A. (2007). Learning objectives: Posting & communicating daily learning objectives to increase student achievement and motivation. Online Submission.Ubc-elink.png
  • Phillips, J. J., & Phillips, P. P. (2010). The power of objectives: Moving beyond learning objectives. Performance Improvement, 49(6), 17-24.Ubc-elink.png

Online Resources

  • Articulating Your Learning Objectives
    Carnegie Mellon's Eberly Centre for Teaching Excellence - offers excellent resources for developing your learning objectives in consideration of assessment and instructional activities.

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