Standard II.2: The learning objectives address content mastery, critical thinking skills and core learning skills.
- While learning objectives should be easy enough to understand they should still contain information about content mastery and critical thinking skills.
- Critical thinking skills may include the ability to:
- distinguish between fact and opinion
- distinguish between primary and secondary sources
- identify bias and stereotypes
- evaluate information sources for point of view, accuracy, usefulness, and timeliness
- Content mastery and core learning skills can both be implied within the action verb at the beginning of the objective, but keep in mind that objectives do not have a maximum limit. If you need more that a single phrase or sentence to write the objective, then write it as a couple of sentences or even a paragraph. Don’t be afraid of providing the students with too much information in your objectives.