ERIC Number: ED102421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul-30
Reference Count: 0
Introductory Guidelines on How to Develop Learning Objectives that are Clear and Interesting Course Outcomes and How to Develop Performance Based Curricula that are Relevant and Cost Effective Professional Competencies.
Alvir, Howard P.
Addressed to allied health educators who are currently developing curriculum, the document summarizes the agenda, contents, conclusions, and implications of a workshop attempt to develop career paths in the area of allied health occupations and professions. Four problems in developing performance-based curricula are attacked: too much data, too little systematization, too little student participation, and too little time. Examples of each of the problems and issues involved are presented. A five step solution is proposed in illustrated applications: (1) develop objectives in writing only for essential material, (2) write objectives in a format that is subject to continual revision and updating, (3) assume some students can contribute to objective clarity, (4) let student participation grow out of staff efforts, and (5) develop the curriculum slowly to balance conceptualization and operational possibilities. A one-page coded training matrix is offered, summing up workshop applications. (Author/MW)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Career Ladders, Competency Based Education, Course Objectives, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems, Educational Objectives, Guidelines, Medical Education, Nursing, Nursing Education, Professional Education, Relevance (Education), Student Participation, Teacher Workshops
Films, 27 Norwood Street, Albany, New York 12203 (loan copy only, no charge)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: FILMS, Albany, NY.