Writing Learning Outcomes: A Practical Guide for Academics

Stefan Popenici, Victoria Millar

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract

This handbook is specifically designed to support academics to develop and design learning outcomes for their courses. This handbook presents succinct and practical information for academics interested in learning more about learning outcomes by providing some general background information on learning outcomes, their function and some practical strategies for how to start thinking about and writing them.

This handbook is designed to:• provide an introduction to the main concepts related to learning outcomes and coursedesign, such as aims, goals, taxonomies, learning objectives, learning outcomes andconstructive alignment;• provide a succinct presentation of the most commonly used taxonomies of learning andtheir use in writing learning outcomes; and• provide a guide to designing learning outcomes that are aligned with course aims, able to inform selection of content, development of teaching strategies, design and selection ofteaching materials (and resources).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherMelbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, The University of Melbourne
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-0-9922974-3-5
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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