Presentation on theme: "Writing Learning Objectives: Beginning With The End In Mind"— Presentation transcript:
1 Writing Learning Objectives: Beginning With The End In Mind “If you don’t know where you’re going,how do you know when you’ve arrived?”
2 GOALvsOBJECTIVEThe terms “goal” and “objective” are sometimes used interchangeably.This is wrong! They are different…
3 GoalDefinition A statement that describes in broad terms what the learner will gain from instruction Example Students will gain an appreciation of modern art. Clarification Goals are broad statements and sometimes difficult to measure. The important thing about goals is that they help us focus on the big picture.Relate this to Data Team terms
4 ObjectiveDefinition A statement in specific and measurable terms that describes what the learner will know or be able to do as a result of instruction Example Students will list three characteristics of modern art. Clarification A learning objective is much more specific than a goal and includes: a measurable verb, important condition under which the performance is to occur, and the criterion of acceptable performance.
5 DefinitionObjectives are statements which describe what the learner is expected to achieve as a result of instruction.Other terms you will see for learning objective:Behavioral objectivesOutcomesEducational objectivesPerformance objectivesInstructional objectivesLearning TargetCompetencies
6 “The goal is where we want to be “The goal is where we want to be. The objectives are the steps needed to get there.”
7 Stiggins—Chapter 3 pages 53-60 What’s The Purpose?!?Benefits to TeachersBenefits to StudentsBenefits to ParentsStiggins—Chapter 3 pages 53-60Follow with a silent conversation / chalk talk
8 Purposes of Objectives-- They provide the teacher with the focus ofthe teaching-learning process. In other words,you know your destination when you begininstruction. They answer the question, “Whatare the students supposed to know or be ableto do after the lesson is completed?”
9 Purposes of Objectives They provide a clear framework forassessment. Assessment is, after all, aneffort to determine to what extent studenthave reached or achieved the objectives.
10 Purposes of Objectives They provide the students direction and a focus for learning. Students have a better opportunity to stay the course when they know the purpose of the learning.
11 What objectives are NOT designed to do… Objectives should NOT describe what theteacher does during the lesson (instructionalstrategies or methods). They may or may notoverlap with the students’ activities, but theyultimately should describe what the student isable to do after the learning.
12 Interrelationship objectives learning activities evaluation What the student should be able to do following instructionTest, assignment, project—whatever form evaluation takes, it should measure the student’s accomplishment of the learning targetsThe things the student does to learn (lecture, experiment)