Learning outcomes are clear statements of the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that participants will develop as a result of participating in your workshop. Useful learning outcomes are:
- focused on participant learning,
- clear and concise,
- potentially measurable and observable, and
How to write a learning outcome:
Use an action verb and complete the phrase: “By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to…”
“By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to…
- Explore themes related to individual influence, personal interpretations, communication, and change.”
- From SKILLS21 workshop Being a Change Agent
Understand how multiple choice questions are constructed, strategically prepare for multiple choice exams, apply the READY technique to answer multiple choice questions, and use exam results to enhance your learning."
- From SKILLS21 workshop Strategies for Multiple Choice Questions
Possible Action Verbs for Writing Learning Outcomes
(Bloom's Taxonomy: Cognitive Domain Levels)
|Creating||Generating new ideas or products.||Invent, Hypothesize, Construct, Develop, Design, Prepare, Produce, Rewrite, Plan, Combine, Formulate, Design, Compile, Generalize, Integrate, Modify, Organize.|
|Evaluating||Making judgments based on criteria and standards.||Decide, Justify, Recommend, Assess, Rate, Prioritize, Determine, Critique, Evaluate, Weigh, Value, Compare, Contrast, Conclude, Criticize.|
Breaking information into parts to explore patterns and relationships.
Analyzing charts and data to support conclusions.
|Analyze, Distinguish, Examine, Compare, Contrast, Investigate, Categorize, Identify, Explain, Separate, Take apart, Differentiate, Infer, Order.|
|Applying||Using information, rules, and procedures in concrete situations.||Analyze, Distinguish, Examine, Compare, Contrast, Investigate, Categorize, Identify, Explain, Separate, Take apart, Differentiate, Infer, Order.|
|Understanding||Identifying examples of a given term, concept, or principle. Interpreting the meaning of an idea, concept, or principle.||Interpret, Outline, Distinguish, Predict, Restate, Translate, Compare, Relate, Generalize, Convert, Classify, Extend.|
|Remembering||Recalling information.||Describe, Relate, Locate, Find, Identify, Label, Recall, Define, Recognize, Match, Reproduce, Select, Draw, Recite.|