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Teaching & Learning: Lesson Objectives

The Teaching & Learning Guide provides information to help you with your needs as an instructor including class materials, statistics and assessment information, important reminders, and readings and resources.

What is a lesson objective?

A lesson objective is one skill or piece of knowledge that you want students to walk away from your session knowing.  Some questions you might ask yourself to determine lesson objectives are:

  • At the end of the lesson what should a student be able to accomplish?
  • What intermediate steps will students need to complete before they can finish their assignment?

The UW Libraries and Expository Writing Program (EWP) have learning outcomes that they have developed: