Active Verbs for learning objectives

Define the learning objectives From: the Handson toolkit (www.handsonict.eu)

Think about your learning objectives. Circle those verbs that apply to your activity

In case you want… use the following action verbs or similar verbs
your students to better understand a concept, model, relationship, theory, perspective   describe • define • compare • identify • explain • give example
your students to apply a concept, model, theory   illustrate • calculate • draw • demonstrate • estimate • measure
your students to stimulate critical thinking   analyse • classify • determine • interpret • query • examine
your students to develop practical problem solving or decision-making skills   advice • consult • predict • debate • evaluate • justify • judge
Your students to stimulate creativity   compose • transform • construct • design • develop
your students to develop some performance skills   conduct • execute • operate • perform • produce
your students to develop metacognitive skills (learning how to learn)   reflect • self-assess • self-regulate • self-monitor • identify your learning styles and barriers
your students to target attitudes, ethics, moral principles, values, beliefs   express • feel confident • inspire • mobilize • motivate • negotiate • collaborate • nurture • respect • respond sensitively • take responsibility • value • commit to • get excited about • tolerate • care for • resolve conflict • suspend judgement
your students to consider the communication spectrum   collaborate • moderate • negotiate • debate • comment • online meeting • review • question • reply • post and blog • network • contribute • chat • instant message • text
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