Why not be more creative about learning objectives. Set the scene so the learner can see why these learning objectives are important and how they relate to the REAL WORLD. One of the comments even suggests getting the learner to set the learning objectives - what a great idea.
Pointers form the post:
- Begin an upfront discussion with learners that involves a series of questions about what they know/do currently.
- Paint a scenario for learners that depicts a “real world” situation where specific knowledge/skill is required.
- Identify challenges related to the course topic and have learners use/share their own experiences.