Topic 4: Developing Goals and Objectives

 

"If you donít know where you are going, how do you know when youíve arrived?"

Goal

In this module you will develop goals and objectives for your course and for one unit of instruction and rate them according to "Bloomís Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain".

Objectives

1. You will write:

  • a broad overall goal for the course you are developing
  • measurable objectives for the course
  • a broad goal for one module of instruction
  • measurable objectives for the module of instruction

2. You will categorize each learning objective according to "Bloomís Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain".

Warm-Up Quiz

(This is just for fun and will NOT be graded.)

Identify which of the following sentences are best suited to be course goals and which are best suited as course objectives?

Definitions:

Course goals are broad statements indicating what the student will learn

Course objectives are easily measurable and often include specific skills that the student can demonstrate.

1. Students will learn conversational Spanish.
 
2. Students will write four sentences in Spanish.
 
3. Students will use fifty vocabulary words in a conversation with another student.
 
4. Students will learn Spanish grammar.

1. Students will be proficient in conversational Spanish.

Goal

Objective


2. Students will write four sentences in Spanish.

Goal

Objective


3. Students will use 50 vocabulary words in a conversation with another student.

Goal

Objective

 

4. Students will learn to write in Spanish.

Goal

Objective

 

Instructor's Notes

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