This resource helps you getting started with your new course description, ensuring that all levels of taxonomy in your learning outcomes are covered.
Learning objectives have three functions
A learning objective describes a qualification the student must have gained after the course. Therefore, learning outcomes are most often described as "At the end of the course, the student is expected to be able to ...".
A learning objective is described with a verb + noun: What the student is expected to be able to doverb with a particular topicnoun. For example, "At the end of the course, the student is expected to be able to use anatomical nomenclature". You can observe if the student uses anatomical nomenclature (assessment) and do teaching activities through the course so that it is practiced (teaching activities).
Learning objectives for the individual courses are described in the course description. In the guidelines for course descriptions at Nat-Tech about learning objectives, it is written that:
Read more about the guidelines for study programs and course catalogues at Nat and Tech (in Danish)
A learning objective usually consists of a verb and a noun:
A taxonomy is a classification system – in this case a hierarchical structure of learning objectives.
The course description contains a number of defining elements of the course. Here the focus is on the purpose of the course, the learning objectives of the course, and the form of the examination.
The aim is to provide a brief explanation aimed at the student about why he/she needs to study the subject and what it can be used for.
The learning outcomes describe what the student should be able to do when the course is completed.
The form of examination will need to fit the learning objectives and teaching activities.
Read more in Danish here.
Here you can find a number of course descriptions with comments in Danish. The focus is on purpose and learning objectives.