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Course & Lesson Objectives

by Suzanne Stokes
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Objectives drive instruction and assessment; objectives that are specific, measurable, and realistic result in learning that is more focused and meaningful, and make teaching easier and more effective.

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Writing Educational Goals and Objectives


Added 07/28/2006
Use this site for an explanation of the difference between goals and objectives; and differences in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains. Tips for writing objectives and examples of well-written objectives are given, as well as an alert for t
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Information About Behavioral Objectives and How to Write Them


Added 07/28/2006
Topics addressed included in this straight-forward summary of behavioral objectives are definitions & characteristics, a history, purpose and function, the three domains, using behavioral objectives in instructional design, examples and tips on writing, a
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Observable Verbs for Cognitive Domain Instructional Objectives


Added 07/28/2006
Site provides a table showing verbs appropriate for cognitive domains: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Brief definitions of the domains are provided. This page is a good quick reference for keeping in mind the c
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Writing Objectives


Added 07/28/2006
A concise lesson on writing objectives; topics include reasons for stating objectives, ABCDs of writing objectives, pitfalls, and the “helpful hundred.”
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Helpful Hundred


Added 07/28/2006
List of 100 suggested performance terms that represent actions that are observable and measurable. Although similar to other lists, terms are not grouped according to cognitive domain but are listed alphabetically, resulting in the user thinking a little
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Why Do We Need Learning Objectives


Added 07/28/2006
Goals & objectives guide all teaching, learning, and assessment. This site gives concise explanations of learning objectives, rationale for, and basic information including types and different levels of learning objectives. Many companion links are provid
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How To Write Clear Objectives


Added 07/28/2006
"How To Write Clear Objectives" uses the ABCD method for writing objectives -- ABCD = Audience, Behavior, Condition, Degree. Color-coded examples showing each of the elements in the objectives are given. Typical problems encountered when writing objective
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Writing Learning Objectives: Beginning With the End in Mind


Added 07/28/2006
Excellent overview of writing learning objectives in .pdf format -- 30 slides in all. The portion that deals with using Bloom's Taxonomy is very good; because the source is the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University, the examples used take a h
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