Also defined as learning outcomes, objectives set the base of whole teaching process. Objectives defining what students will be able to do at the end of a program include cognitive, affective, and psycho-motor domains. 

Why are objectives important? Objectives define the depth of students’ learning in different domains; set the objective criteria for formative and summative assessment ; establish the units of study to create modules or sub structures of learning ; guide educators and students during the education process; provide solid information to students on learning expectations, and provides clear-cut information to employers about the qualifications of graduates(Bologna.ankara.edu.tr). Objectives setting the base of curriculum and course design need to be suitable for students’ current level of proficiency, and they need to comprise observable and measurable statements. Furthermore, they need to be based on student centeredness, not vice versa.Detailed information on differences between goals and objectives, and points to take into account while writing objectives are presented here. You can also find valuable information about writing objectives in link 1, link 2, and link 3. By watching the video in this link, you can have a broader concept about objectives. 

Extra resources about objectives

  • Creating learning outcomes prepared by the office of students at South Carolina üniversity can be found here.
  • Information about how objectives could be utilized in learning process and how they might be hepful for both instructors and students can be found here