Writing Effective Learning Objectives and Course Outcomes

Series: CTLT Institute

Event Date & Time

  • August 20, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

As you design or redesign your course, have you considered what you intend your students should take away from your course? What they should be able to know/do/feel by the end? Have you considered how these larger goals can be broken down into smaller objectives that can be addressed within each class of the course? If you are interested in exploring these questions and in developing or refining your course goals and learning objectives, we invite you to join this workshop. In this interactive workshop, we will explore course goals and learning objectives including: what they are, how to create them, and their relationship to learning activities, evaluation, and assessment practices. You will have the opportunity to work individually and in small groups to develop or refine course goals and learning objectives for courses that you may be teaching in the coming year.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:
– Identify the three elements of an effective learning objective
– Become aware of Bloom’s taxonomy and verbs to indicate different levels of learning
– Apply this knowledge and criteria to write a clear and effective learning objective for your own teaching context
– Receive peer-feedback on your own course goals and/or learning objectives


  • Qian Wang, PhD – Senior Instructor, Department of Asian Studies; CTLT Faculty Associate
  • Marie Krbavac – Educational Consultant: Learning Design, CTLT



Venue Website:

1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Please note this room is located through the CTLT offices of the 2nd floor in IKBLC.