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Top eleven reasons to write Learning Outcomes for a Programme/Course/Topic/Workshop

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1) Learning Outcome is the particular Knowledge, Skill and/or Competency that a student is expected to exhibit after completion of programme/course or workshop.
2) Learning outcomes reflect a nation’s concern with the level of knowledge acquisition among its student population.
3) Learning outcomes provides information on what particular knowledge (cognitive), skill or behaviour (affective) students have gained after instruction is completed.
4) Learning Outcomes are measured by assessment at regional, sub-national, national and international level.
5) With the help of Learning Outcome one can decide what the purpose of the assessment is, what population will be assessed, what is to be assessed, how it is to be assessed, and how the measures are to be reported and utilized.
6) Across the globe, the education quality is defined by its contribution to the development of cognitive skills and behavioural traits, attitudes and values that are judged necessary for good citizenship and effective life in the community.
7) Research shows that the quality of human resources, as measured by assessment scores, is closely related to individual earnings, productivity and economic growth.
8) Learning Outcomes shows what learners should ultimately have learned at the end of a significant educational experience.
9) Information on learning outcomes assists countries in making informed decisions about interventions to improve educational quality and help policy makers monitor trends in the nature and quality of student learning over time.
10) National, regional and international assessments allow for the benchmarking of student performance against corresponding standards.
11) In the context of international development assistance, focus on learning outcomes increases stakeholder attention on deliverables and results, and may increase accountability based on performance.

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