Learning Innovation Unit, Dublin City University
Writing Module Learning Outcomes
Domains of Learning and Choosing Action Verbs
When writing learning outcomes you will need to decide what type of learning students will be demonstrating by each learning outcome. Domains of learning are commonly used as a guide to writing learning outcomes as they encompass the various levels of learning:
- The Cognitive domain involving thought processes,
- The Affective domain involving attitudes and values
- The Psychomotor domain involving physical skills. (Bloom et al, 1956).
These domains are commonly referred to as knowledge, skills and attitudes.