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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.

....is 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)15:54, 3 September 2013