Talk:Learning and Teaching in Practice/Planning a session

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«no subject»016:54, 3 September 2013
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Paul I think that 7. Formative assessment: Decide how you will know that your students have achieved your objectives for the session - that is, they have understood or learned what you intended. at odds with what you have said in

1. Establish the learning outcomes (LOs) Learning outcomes are what you want your students to know or be able to do by the end of the lesson.

So in the first part it needs to be made clearer what the differences are between objectives and learning outcomes. For example:

  • Learning objectives are what you plan to do in the lesson to help students understand the topic.
  • Learning outcomes are what students can expect to achieve at the end of the lesson.

Or use a shorter version of what I wrote for the other course.

Generally, learning outcomes are what the student will end up knowing or achieving once they have engaged with the learning process and passed the assessments. Whereas, learning objectives (sometimes called learning goals) are what the student will be learning to engage with the topic. You will find that most writers tend to use the terms interchangeably and that is why it gets a tad confusing. Students are assessed against the learning outcomes of a course whereas the objectives influence more specifically how the learning strategies are designed.

Bronwynh (talk)16:54, 3 September 2013


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Last edit: 15:16, 3 September 2013

I have done some minor tweaking of punctuation and wording. So all is really good. Apart from 7.

This is incorrect from my perspective: 7. Formative assessment "Decide how you will know that your students have achieved the learning outcomes. This statement is more applicable to summative assessment since the content of the lesson, although linked to a learning outcome, is unlikely to be sufficient to help the students to achieve the learning outcome. Formative assessment is more likely to promote learning than summative assessment - which is where achievement of learning outcomes is demonstrated.

I prefer this:

  • Decide how you will know that your students have understood or learned what you intended.

I am open to being convinced otherwise. :)

Have included this wording along with a statement re session objectives - since often LO's or objectives are written for each session (as opposed to the big picture outcomes for the course.) eg see the template used on the last page which includes objectives.

Bronwynh (talk)20:08, 30 August 2013