There are at least three distinct parts to a well-constructed Learning Outcome.
The following examples were delivered in a Learning Outcomes workshop by Valerie Lopes. The workshop was aimed at faculty taking the Foundations of Teaching and Learning (FTL) course, part of the Faculty Development Program at Seneca.
A well-structured learning outcome depends on the choice of verb it contains, and whether it is SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-limited). This section highlights suitable verbs, and lists verbs which should be avoided. The section also describes SMART learning outcomes, and includes a rubric for evaluating your current course learning outcomes.
Visit the following links to learn more:
Bloom’s Taxonomy: A Caveat
SMART Learning Outcomes
You may use the rubric below to help guide your writing of learning outcomes:
Rubric for Evaluating Learning Outcomes (PDF)