5.1 Learning objectives

Use “dynamic” learning goals

Each lesson should have a few clear goals that define what you want the children to learn during the lesson. Set goals that focus on the children’s interests, build upon their prior knowledge and use active verbs.

The objectives should be closely related to the assessment, the curriculum, and the chosen content.

Criteria for good learning goals

  • Specific – The objectives should be clear and well defined.
  • Measurable – Choose only objectives that allow you to measure if the children achieved the goals.
  • Achievable – Choose only goals that the children can achieve during the lesson.
  • Realistic – The goals should be reasonable regarding the children’s current knowledge and skills.
  • Time secured – You should give enough time to achieve the goals.

We pay attention to realistic objectives. It is good not to fall into the trap of high expectations. Increase the difficulty gradually. Otherwise, it would be hard to find meaning in this way of planning.