How can learning goals add value to teaching and learning? – See more at: http://teaching.berkeley.edu/what-are-learning-goals#sthash.PTz1pEQB.dpuf

Clearly defined learning goals contribute to a structure that surrounds a course and can aid in selecting appropriate graded and ungraded assessments, selecting relevant content for the course, and enhancing the assessment or grading practices.

    *Remember that learning goals do not place limits on what you can teach in a course. Instead, goals provide a map or signposts that tell students where the course is going.
    *Learning goals can add to student’s sense of ownership in the learning process helping them feel like they are on the inside logic of the course instead of the outside.
    *Learning goals can be a useful communication tool. Faculty can describe their course to colleagues and students by beginning with their goals.
    *Departments can gain a sense of curricular cohesiveness if multiple courses have learning goals.

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