Learning Innovation Unit, Dublin City University

 Writing Module Learning Outcomes

What is the difference between module learning outcomes and objectives?

Objectives are statements of what the lecturer intends for the students and are generally part of a teacher-centred approach. Learning outcomes are statements of what the student will be able to do or demonstrate as a result of their learning and hence part of a student-centred approach.

Example of an Objective:

Students will be taught the basic principles of database searching.

Example of a Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to apply the principles of database searching in a review of literature.