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A statement of intent by a teacher or curriculum designer, encapsulating what they are setting out to achieve in a lesson, a series of lessons, a programme of study, or a syllabus. Aims are phrased in such a way as to make it clear that they refer to the purpose of the lesson. For example, ‘to provide the pupils with a clear understanding of the difference between primary and secondary sources of evidence’. They should not be confused with objectives, which are a statement of what the learner will achieve, and are constructed with the learner as subject. (For example, ‘The learner will demonstrate an understanding of …’.)

Subjects: Education.

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