Analyse and Break Down Learning Objectives

Learning objectives usually need to be broken down into more-detailed objectives in order to help the facilitator and planning group design appropriate learning activities. Facilitators can ask themselves: “What would learners need to be able to do in order to develop, through further practice, the required performance?” The objectives should be as specific as possible: phrases like “to know”, “to appreciate” are impossible to measure. Phrases like “to plan”, “to make”, “to identify” are more concrete and therefore easier to evaluate.

The objectives should always be realistic and achievable to avoid any sense of personal failure on the part of the participants or the facilitator.