Learning outcomes differ from learning objectives. Learning objectives outline the material the instructor intends to cover or the disciplinary questions the class will address. By contrast, learning outcomes should focus on what the student should know and realistically be able to do by the end of an assignment, activity, class, or course. All courses have a syllabus in which the general objectives of the course are described. To be meaningful, a Learning Outcome needs to be built around a verb that is sufficiently precise that it can result in a measurable deliverable.
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