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ERIC Number: ED078542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May-24
Pages: 19
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Curriculum Design -- the Problem of Specifying Intended Learning Outcomes.
Popham, W. James
This speech considers how to (1) encourage educators to become more sophisticated regarding the strengths and limitations of measurable objectives; (2) decide on appropriate levels of specificity; (3) identify the most appropriate objective for operationalizing a general goal; (4) avoid the aversive task of generating measurable objectives by expending more talent and energy in creating pools of objectives and measures; (5) decide on desired levels of proficiency; (6) reduce excessive preoccupation with prespecified objectives; (7) allay educators' unwarranted anxieties stemming from the use of measurable objectives; and (8) stimulate the development of more objectives and measures in the affective domain. The author suggests that while these problems represent fascinating intellectual challenges, considerably more is known today about the problems than was known ten years ago. (Author/DN)
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Note: Paper presented at University of British Columbia Symposium on Program Development in Education (Vancouver, British Columbia, May 24, 1973)