Learning Outcomes for Cornell, CALS, CHE and Mann Library
Developing Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Simply put, a learning objective is what you want to teach, and the outcome is what you want the students to know or be able to do at the end of a lesson. They are useful as your first stage planning tool to guide the rest of the activities of the lesson. Objectives should involve higher level thinking concepts such as those identified in Bloom's Taxonomy, and they need to be measurable. Measurement usually exists in the form of assessments. Resources in this section provide tips for creating objectives and outcomes.