In education, there are goals – often of the large scale and nebulous variety: “Learn English.” “Understand fractions”. “Learn to write (well)”. Achieving this type of goal is often difficult. There are many steps along the way, and the ‘finish’ is not necessarily a single, specific box you can check.
The handy graphic below by Mia MacMeekin takes a look at “Making Stops On The Journey”, and how defining learning outcomes gives students a destination to reach for, and an expectation to achieve. Learning objectives are the stops on that journey. Keep reading to learn more about how you can design the learning objectives and help your students reach their goals.