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A Day in the Life of a Learning Objective

CLO Magazine

A proper learning objective must be performance-based and follow the guidelines that Mager’s “Preparing Instructional Objectives” and Benjamin Bloom’s 1956 Taxonomy provide. Bloom conceived the six levels of cognition and associated hierarchy to categorize instructional objectives based on specificity and complexity. Learning and development is a process not an event, and the one constant aspect of this scientific process is the learning objective.