Goals vs. Objectives: What’s the difference?

goals versus objectives

In our last post, I talked about how a strong learning goal could make a class much more powerful. As with any piece of writing, that post went through some rounds of revision, with the first round calling for a pretty substantial alteration. In that initial draft, most of the content was similar, but it used the terminology of “learning objectives.” Now it discusses “learning goals.” This was actually a big blunder on my part. But why do I now consider it a blunder, and what’s the difference?  Continue reading “Goals vs. Objectives: What’s the difference?”