As educators, we recognize the importance of strong student learning objectives. We also know that students benefit by being well informed of expectations. Existing literature offers little guidance in methods and teaching strategies to apply in exposing students to their learning objectives. In this article, we discuss the use of specific teaching strategies to increase student interactions with the learning objectives. Student opinions regarding learning objectives were measured using an end-of-course Likert survey. Although no statistically significant changes in student opinions were detected in this study, a future study will investigate the influence of these targeted strategies on content mastery. The discussion of teaching strategies used for the explicit purpose of increasing meaningful student interaction with the learning objectives fills an important gap in the literature.
Journal of College Science Teaching
National Science Teachers Association
Scholarly Commons Citation
Faulconer, E. K. (2017). Increasing Student Interactions With Learning Objectives. Journal of College Science Teaching, 46(5). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/publication/462