An example of one such explanation and set of guidelines about learning outcomes in general is: “What do you want your students to learn as a result of the lesson? Follow the three-step process below for creating learning objectives. 1. Create a stem 2. After you create the stem, (first, Select a Taxonomy, second, a Learning Domain, third, a Skill) and then a verb to add 3. One you have a stem and a verb, determine the actual product, process, or outcome Identify behaviors, conditions, and criteria needed for performing and assessing to write expected outcomes and performance objectives”.
Really worth taking a look if you are involved in any form of teaching … or learning – can be a real eye opener! 🙂