Knowledge may be defined as the ability to recall or remember facts without necessarily understanding them. Some of the action verbs used to assess knowledge are as follows:
Arrange, collect, define, describe, duplicate, enumerate, examine, find, identify, label, list, memorize, name, order, outline, present, quote, recall, recognize, recollect, record, recount, relate, repeat, reproduce, show, state, tabulate, tell.
Some examples of learning outcomes for courses in various disciplines that demonstrate evidence of knowledge include the following:
• Recall genetics terminology: homozygous, heterozygous, phenotype, genotype, homologous chromosome pair, etc.
• Identify and consider ethical implications of scientific investigations.
• Describe how and why laws change and the consequences of such changes on society.
• List the criteria to be taken into account when caring for a patient with tuberculosis.
• Define what behaviors constitute unprofessional practice in the solicitor – client relationship.
• Describe the processes used in engineering when preparing a design brief for a client.
Note that each learning outcome begins with an action verb.