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EDUC 3100 Objectives
What is an Objective? A statement of what we want students to know, do, and feel. A teacher must be able to ASSESS the objective in some way. Synonyms: Intended Learning Outcome, Achievement Target, Standard, Indicator
Bloom’s Taxonomy In 1956, Benjamin Bloom headed a group of educational psychologists. Together, they developed a classification of levels of thinking behaviors thought to be important in the processes of learning.
Bloom and co. actually identified three domains of educational activities. Cognitive: mental skills (Knowledge) Affective: growth in feelings or emotional areas (Attitude) Psychomotor: manual or physical skills (Skills) Best known is the Cognitive taxonomy as follows
Knowledge observation and recall of information knowledge of dates, events, places knowledge of major ideas mastery of subject matter Knowledge
Comprehension understanding information grasp meaning translate knowledge into new context interpret facts, compare, contrast order, group, infer causes predict consequences Knowledge Comprehension
Application use information use methods, concepts, theories in new situations solve problems using required skills or knowledge Knowledge Comprehension Application
Analysis seeing patterns organization of parts recognition of hidden meanings identification of components Knowledge Comprehension Application Analysis
Synthesis use old ideas to create new ones generalize from given facts relate knowledge from several areas predict, draw conclusions Knowledge Comprehension Application Analysis Synthesis
Evaluation compare and discriminate between ideas assess value of theories, presentations make choices based on reasoned argument verify value of evidence recognize subjectivity Knowledge Comprehension Application Analysis Synthesis Evaluation
Bloom’s Mnemonic Karen Can Add And Subtract Easily Knowledge Comprehension Application Analysis Synthesis Evaluation
Original Terms New Terms Evaluation Synthesis Analysis Application Comprehension Knowledge Creating Evaluating Analyzing Applying Understanding Remembering ( Based on Pohl, 2000, Learning to Think, Thinking to Learn, p. 8) Bloom’s Taxonomy - Revised
Change in Terms The names of six major categories were changed from noun to verb forms. As the taxonomy reflects different forms of thinking and thinking is an active process verbs were more accurate. The subcategories of the six major categories were also replaced by verbs Some subcategories were reorganized. The knowledge category was renamed. Knowledge is a product of thinking and was inappropriate to describe a category of thinking and was replaced with the word remembering instead. Comprehension became understanding and synthesis was renamed creating in order to better reflect the nature of the thinking described by each category. (http://rite.ed.qut.edu.au/oz-teachernet/training/bloom.html (accessed July 2003) ; Pohl, 2000, p. 8)http://rite.ed.qut.edu.au/oz-teachernet/training/bloom.html
Create a mnemonic for the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy Remembering Understanding Applying Analyzing Evaluating Creating
Affective Domain Attitudes Receiving: Awareness, willingness to hear, selected attention. Responding Active participation on the part of the learners. Attends and reacts to a particular phenomenon. Learning outcomes may emphasize compliance in responding, willingness to respond, or satisfaction in responding (motivation). Valuing The worth or value a person attaches to a particular object, phenomenon, or behavior. This ranges from simple acceptance to the more complex state of commitment. Valuing is based on the internalization of a set of specified values, while clues to these values are expressed in the learner ín overt behavior and are often identifiable.
Affective Domain (cont.) Attitudes Organization Organizes values into priorities by contrasting different values, resolving conflicts between them, and creating an unique value system. The emphasis is on comparing, relating, and synthesizing values. Internalizing values (characterization) Has a value system that controls their behavior. The behavior is pervasive, consistent, predictable, and most importantly, characteristic of the learner. Instructional objectives are concerned with the student's general patterns of adjustment (personal, social, emotional).
Psychomotor Domain Skills Perception The ability to use sensory cues to guide motor activity. This ranges from sensory stimulation, through cue selection, to translation. Set Readiness to act. It includes mental, physical, and emotional sets. These three sets are dispositions that predetermine a person’s response to different situations (sometimes called mindsets). Guided Response The early stages in learning a complex skill that includes imitation and trial and error. Adequacy of performance is achieved by practicing.
Mechanism This is the intermediate stage in learning a complex skill. Learned responses have become habitual and the movements can be performed with some confidence and proficiency. Complex Overt Response The skillful performance of motor acts that involve complex movement patterns. Proficiency is indicated by a quick, accurate, and highly coordinated performance, requiring a minimum of energy. This category includes performing without hesitation, and automatic performance.
Adaptation Skills are well developed and the individual can modify movement patterns to fit special requirements Origination Creating new movement patterns to fit a particular situation or specific problem. Learning outcomes emphasize creativity based upon highly developed skills.
Webb’s Depth of Knowledge DOK 1: Recall and Reproduction Recall or recognition of a fact, information (definitions, terms, dates, etc.), concept, or procedure Identify who, when, what where, and why Recall facts, terms, concepts, trends, generalizations and theories Use a variety of tools Recognize or identify specific information Identify specific information Define Describe (recall, recite or reproduce information) Identify purposes
DOK 2: Application of Skills and Concepts Use of information, conceptual knowledge, following or selecting appropriate procedures, two or more steps with decision points along the way, routine problems, organizing/displaying data Describe or explain how or why Give an example Describe and explain issues and problems, purposes, patterns, sources, reasons, points of view or processes Compare Classify, sort items into meaningful categories Convert information from one form to another
DOK 3: Strategic Thinking Requires reasoning, developing a plan or sequence of steps to approach a problem; requires some decision making and justification; abstract and complex; often having more than one possible answer Use concepts to solve problems Use evidence to justify Propose and evaluate solutions to problems Recognize and explain misconceptions Cite evidence and develop a logical argument for concepts Reason and draw conclusions Disseminate among plausible answers Analyze similarities and differences in issues and problems Apply concepts to new situations Make connections across time and place to explain a concept or big idea Recognize and explain patterns Make and support decisions Evaluate effectiveness and impact
DOK 4: Extended Thinking An investigation or application to real work; requires time to research, think, and process multiple conditions of the problem or task non-routine manipulations, across disciplines/content areas/multiple sources Connect ideas and concepts within the content area or among content areas Examine and explain alternative perspectives across a variety of sources Describe and illustrate how common themes and concepts are found across time and place Make predictions with evidence as support Develop a logical argument Plan and develop solutions to problems Analyze and synthesize information from multiple sources Complex reasoning with planning, investigating or developing a product Apply and adapt information to real-world situations Participation in simulations and activities requiring higher-level thinking
Cognitive Demand Cognitive demand relates to how much thinking is called for by the students for a specific task. For example, routine memorization involves low cognitive demand, no matter how advanced the content. Applying, analyzing, and evaluating concepts involves high cognitive demand, even for basic content. Both types of cognitive demand are associated with student performance and are necessary in the classroom.
Solve geometric proofs using the appropriate theorems. APPLICATION High cognitive demand
Explain the “melting pot” philosophy. COMPREHENSION Low cognitive demand
Compare and contrast enrichment versus acceleration in terms of readiness, academic benefits, and social and emotional adjustment for precocious youth. ANALYZE High cognitive demand
Create a poem using metaphors SYNTHESIS High cognitive demand
Define the associative property of addition KNOWLEDGE Low cognitive demand
Justify the selection of materials for an insulated box. EVALUATE High cognitive demand
So What Do We Use This For? To write objectives To help us match objectives to assessment methods and instructional tasks
You Try! Identify the level of cognitive demand of the given objectives from the state core and put them on the appropriate shape. Then put each objective on the correct level of Bloom’s taxonomy on the board.
Homework Bring the state core to class on Monday for the topic you want to use for your TWS Remember your Contextual Factors paper is due Monday Identify at least three contextual factors that influence student learning – positive or negative. Use one student, one classroom, and one schoolwide or community factor. Then provide suggestions for how you will respond to the factor. Typed, 1-2 pages, double spaced
Review Activity: Bloom’s Taxonomy Select three indicators from the state core Determine the cognitive demand of the indicators and write them on the appropriate shape. Place the indicators on the correct section of Bloom’s taxonomy on the board.
Backwards Design 1. Identify Desired Results 2. Determine Acceptable Evidence 3. Plan of Action OBJECTIVES ASSESSMENTS LESSONS
Why “backward”? The stages are logical but they go against habits We’re used to jumping to lesson and activity ideas - before clarifying our performance goals for students By thinking through the assessments upfront, we ensure greater alignment of our goals and means, and that teaching is focused on desired results
What are the objectives from the core? Unpacking the Standards
STOP AND WORK Get out your core curriculum and find the Standards, Objectives, and Indicators that you want to teach for your TWS. Write them on your green rounded rectangle (lower half) Ex: Standard 2, Objective 3, b. Describe how weather and forecasts affect people's lives. c. Predict weather and justify prediction with observable evidence.
“Big Ideas” are typically revealed via – Core concepts Focusing themes On-going debates/issues Insightful perspectives Organizing theory Overarching principle Underlying assumption
Big Ideas: Examples Words are power. Reading is more than just the words on a page. Relationships between quantities can be represented by graphs, tables, and equations. Healthy nutrition practices influence all aspects of our lives. All life is interrelated as evidenced by the differences and similarities among species.
More Big Idea Examples Great artists often break with conventions to better express what they see and feel. Price is a function of supply and demand. Friendships can be deepened or undone by hard times History is the story told by the “winners” F = ma (weight is not mass) Math models simplify physical relations – and even sometimes distort relations – to deepen our understanding of them The storyteller rarely tells the meaning of the story
You’ve got to go below the surface...
to uncover the really ‘big ideas.’
Unpacking the Standards What are the objectives from the core? What are the “big ideas” that flow from the objective or that the objective is based on?
Standard 2, Objective 3, b. Describe how weather and forecasts affect people's lives. c. Predict weather and justify prediction with observable evidence. Predictions about the weather influence people’s lives.
Unpacking the Standards What are the standards, objectives, and indicators from the core? What are the “big ideas” that flow from the objective or that the objective is based on? What is the overall unit objective?
Standard 2, Objective 3, a.Identify and use the tools of a meteorologist (e.g., measure rainfall using rain gauge, measure air pressure using barometer, measure temperature using a thermometer). b.Describe how weather and forecasts affect people's lives. c.Predict weather and justify prediction with observable evidence. Predictions about the weather influence people’s lives. Understand that the elements of weather can be observed, measured, and recorded to make predictions.
STOP AND WORK What “Big Idea” are the listed standards, objectives, and indicators based on? Write your “Big Idea” for your TWS on the top half of your rounded rectangle. Talk with your group about it. Write your overall unit objective.
Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions What knowledge, skills, and dispositions follow from the “Big Ideas” and the specific indicators to be taught? What “teachable chunks” can be described? “Expert blindspot”
Identify the Cognitive Load Low cognitive load objectives - what we want students to know (rectangles) High cognitive load objectives - what we want students to be able to do (ovals)
Write as an Objective 1.Start with a verb - Use your list of Bloom’s or DOK verbs 2. Make sure each objective includes only one action and one content part 3. State as a student outcome (not what the teacher will do) 4. Focus attention on the Big Idea and are part of the core curriculum 5. Include high and low cognitive load objectives
a.Identify and use the tools of a meteorologist (e.g., measure rainfall using rain gauge, measure air pressure using barometer, measure temperature using a thermometer). Label a rain gauge, barometer, and thermometer Use a rain gauge to measure rainfall Use a barometer to measure air pressure Use a thermometer to measure temperature b.Describe how weather and forecasts affect people's lives. Describe how weather and forecasts affect people's lives. c.Predict weather and justify prediction with observable evidence. Create a three day weather forecast Support your weather forecast using observable evidence
Reading is more than just words on the paper. Read the assigned book fluently.
Know about community helpers.
Learn to be good friends.
Explain the parts of the digestive system helping students focus on individual organs.
Understand how to do long division.
Read a story and write the main idea and then illustrate the character development using a foldable book.
The economic history in America before the civil war contributed to the development of that war.
Worth being familiar with Must know and be able to do Enduring Understanding Big Idea Prioritizing Desired Results
Unpacking the Standards Big Idea Core standards, objectives, indicators Low cognitive load objective High cognitive load objective Unit Objective
STOP AND WORK UNPACK each indicator from the core and write an objective using the Bloom’s verbs. Make sure each objective is chunked so that you can teach it in one lesson. Separate the objectives into low and high cognitive load. Write on the appropriate shape.
Unpacking the Standard Assignment recap Identify all the core indicators you will cover. Specify the “Big Ideas” that students will acquire. Break out the indicators into teachable chunks separated by high and low cognitive load. Rough draft due in class next time so we can work on them.