Learning Objectives – Foundations of Teaching


  1. Learning objectives inform learners about what they should achieve after engaging in a learning activity to demonstrate competence
  2. Learning objectives should be in the future tense, relate to explicit statements of achievement, always contain action verbs and be easily understood
  3. Incorporate learning objectives from each of the three domains of Bloom’s taxonomy – cognitive, affective and psychomotor – and aim for the highest order of function
  4. Write SMART learning objectives: Specific, Measurable, Action-oriented, Reasonable, and Time-bound
  5. To write an objective: State the condition, Specify the audience, Select the appropriate action verb, and Specify criteria for evaluation