n Learning objectives indicate what the student will be able to do as a result of training.
n The student is always the subject of the behavioral statement. The behavioral statement
will also contain a performance-oriented verb and an object.
n Most objectives describe conditions that aid or limit performance.
~ Standards describe the criteria of acceptable performance. They are usually expressed as
time, accuracy, or quality. The lack of a stated standard implies that 100 percent accuracy
Learning objectives of Navy training courses normally fall into the categories of knowledge,
mental skills, or physical skills. These objectives all contain the same elements but are written
to determine different levels of understanding or achievement. For example, the following three
behavioral statements pertain to the same subject but are written to determine various learning
Upon completion of this topic, the student will be able to:
n (Knowledge) State Ohms Law for determining voltage in a series circuit.
n (Mental Skill) Solve for an unknown value in a series circuit.
n (Physical Skill) Measure current in a series circuit.
These statements all indicate WHAT the student is expected to be able to do as a result of
training. When the CONDITION statements are added, the aiding or limiting factors to
performance will be known:
~ State Ohms Law for determining voltage in a series circuit from memory.
E Solve for an unknown value in a series circuit w h en provded with t wo k n o wn values.
n Measure current in a series circuit using the Model XX Multimeter.
When the STANDARD is added to these statements, the objectives will be complete. They
will tell the students exactly what they will be expected to do, under what conditions, and the
criteria of acceptable performance:
n State Ohms Law for determining voltage in a series circuit from memory. (The standard
of 100 percent is implied).
9 Solve for an unknown value in a series circuit when provided with two known values.
Problems must be solved accurate to t wo decimal points.
9 Measure current in a series circuit using the Model XX Multimeter. Measurements must
b e within plus o r m i n us o ne milliamp o f those specified o n Maintenance C a re 1-2-3.
These examples illustrate the development of learning objectives intended to measure various
levels of student achievement.
You should remember and apply the knowledge for which
learning objectives are written so that you can achieve specific learning outcomes. As an
instructor, you are in a unique position. You will be able to determine if training is producing
students with the knowledge and skills they need to perform the jobs to which they will be