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SYLLABUS STUDY - The Study and Interpretation of the Learning Disabilities English Syllabus

CREATED BY : NATASHA AMIRA BINTI ZAZALI PISMP PK(BM) PJ 3

THEMES

DEFINITION
A theme is a main idea, moral, or message, of an essay, paragraph, movie, television program, book or video game. The message may be about life, society, or human nature. Themes often explore timeless and universal ideas and are almost always implied rather than stated explicitly. Along with plot, character, setting, and style, theme is considered one of the fundamental components of fiction.

LEARNING OUTCOME

DEFINITION
A learning outcome is the specification of what a student should learn as the result of a period of specified and supported study.

 Learning outcomes are concerned with the achievements of the learner rather than the intentions of the teacher (expressed in the aims of a module or course).  They can take many forms and can be broad or narrow in nature (Adam, 2004).

Learning outcomes and aims and objectives are often used synonymously, although they are not the same. Adam (2004) notes that Aims are concerned with teaching and the teacher s intentions whilst learning outcomes are concerned with learning . Moon (2002) suggests that one way to distinguish aims from learning outcomes is that aims indicate the general content, direction and intentions behind the module from the designer/teacher viewpoint.

However, learning outcomes and objectives are more difficult to distinguish as objectives can be written in terms that are very similar to that used in learning outcomes. Indeed, in the UK polytechnic sector in the 1970s, objectives were written that identified what students should be able to do; this was well before they were known as learning outcomes.