Learning Objectives

A learning objective is a measurable goal that you set for yourself to accomplish through your work experience. A learning objective may be learning or using a new habit or skill, finding a solution to a problem, or acquiring a new form of job knowledge. A learning objective must be beyond the scale of your regular experiences on the job and over and above your routine performance. Moreover, a learning objective is specific, measurable, and limited to a single, definite result.

For Each Learning Objective You Should Answer Each of the Following:

  1. What are you going to attempt?
  2. How do you intend to do it?
  3. When are you going to complete it?
  4. What specific measurement will be used to evaluate how well you accomplished your objectives?

Each Semester, You Must Identify New Learning Objectives.

These should be specific, measurable, and within his/her ability to accomplish. The objectives must be formulated by the student, reviewed and approved by both the immediate work supervisor and the Coop Ed coordinator at the beginning of the semester.

Complete a Practice Worksheet First

With the help of your immediate supervisor develop a minimum of three (or a maximum of four) learning objectives. Your supervisor's signature is required on the practice worksheet at the bottom of your written objectives. Be sure to bring the completed practice worksheet with you to your first conference with your Cooperative Education Coordinator. You need discuss your completed Practice Worksheet with your Coop Ed instructor before completing your final form.

Please Note: It is the student's responsibility that the objectives are mutually agreed upon by both the student AND his or her supervisor.


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