#1: What educational purposes should the school seek to attain?
What AIMs, GOALs, and OBJECTIVEs should be sought?
Educational objectives become the criteria for selecting materials, content outlined, instructional methods developed, and tests prepared.
How to write objectives
Objectives often incorrectly stated as activities the instructor must do, rather than statements of change for students.
Objectives are also listed as topics, concepts, or generalizations; however, this approach does not specify what the students are expected to do with these elements such as apply them to illustrations in his/her life or unify them in a coherent theory explaining scientific deliberation.
Objectives can be indicated as generalized patterns (To Develop Appreciation, To develop broad
interests.) These are more goals than objectives. It is necessary to specify the content to which this
Should specify the Kind of Behavior and the Content or Area in which the behavior is to operate.
To create a simple web page using a text editor.
To apply Dewey's theory of the child and the curriculum to the process of developing a curriculum
Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
...compute the selling price of an automobile given information about list price, taxes, options, and
...construct a timeline showing the relationship among at least 20 major events in the Roman empire
...describe the steps necessary for creating complete Web-based curriculum modules
Example nonpreordinate objective: "Students will attend a Shakespeare play."
Shakespeare's 1st sonnet, one of his most well-known, is the first of his procreation sonnets, which urge the young man he is writing to not to waste his beauty by not fathering a child. The intended recipient of this and other sonnets is a subject of scholarly debate, with many...