chapter  5
Writing and using aims and learning outcomes
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The map of module development is repeated in order to demonstrate the context of aims and learning outcomes within the process of module development.

The role of the aim in module development is to provide direction and orientation in terms of content for the writing of learning outcomes, while the standard and degree of learning challenge in a learning outcome is drawn from the level descriptors. Most of this chapter will concern learning outcomes since they are more central to the processes under discussion, as we now focus on learning rather than teaching (D’Andrea, 1999). Aims tend to be associated with objectives, and the chapter will briefly consider objectives and provide some reasons for abandoning their use.