Training of trainers – NFL and interactive methods in Youth work – ACHIEVE

Lesson 19 – Setting learning goals – tips and tricks

(by Ognian Gadoularov)

The end is the beginning.

A learning goal (objective) is the goal which we aim to achieve by carrying out a certain activity. It is connected to the results we want to achieve for the learners.

The learning goals are always associated with one of the elements of the Competence:

Competence = attitude + knowledge + skill

Each of these components is developed independently (attitude, knowledge and skills) and is a subject of separate learning goals.

The sequence of the development of the components of a given competence is:

  • Attitude – we develop a desire for something to be done;
  • Knowledge – we give the necessary knowledge needed to acquire а given competency;
  • Skill –we provide an opportunity to acquire practical skills for applying the above knowledge.

Active Verbs in Learning Goals Writing

Easy method to write goals is”At the end of the training participants will…” . After will, you use active verb according to the level of taxonomy or the method of evaluation.


Tools for Goal Setting



Anderson and Krathwohl – Bloom’s Taxonomy Revised


The training program “Training of Trainers” is an educational product that is currently missing in the partner countries – Bulgaria, Cyprus and Romania. Due to the early stage of development of the youth sector and youth work in these countries the educational materials aimed at non-formal learning are still limited and insufficient. The lack of adequate educational framework for training of youth workers in the field of formal education leads to inefficient use of the capacity of professionals.

This course fills a gap in the youth sector, namely the need of methodologies for the preparation of trainers, who are able to train youth workers. This course will set the basis for the preparation of teams of trainers of youth workers. The course will serve the goal of development of youth work in the participating countries and other interested parties. A large number of youth workers can be trained according to the methodology at national and international level to use and promote non-formal learning as a tool to enhance the realization of young people in the labor market and increase their social cohesion.

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