ERIC Number: ED102764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Behavioral Objectives: Teacher Success through Student Performance.
Plowman, Paul D.
The textbook provides a philosophical basis and offers practical suggestions for formulating behavioral objectives for students in grades 1-12 in the following subjects: English and literature, social science, mathematics, science, reading, art and music, and health. Definitions, uses, sources, and types of education objectives are discussed. The book is designed to guide teachers in preparing specific behavioral objectives in five skill areas (academic, cognitive, creative, craftsmanship or kinesthetic, and leadership), and suggestions are given for coding and framing objectives. The rationale for preparing sequences of behavioral objectives is explored, steps in sequencing are identified, and examples are given of a cognitive-level sequence in biology and of a grade-level sequence in social science. The major portion of the book is devoted to discussions of the rationale and methods for teaching various academic subjects, with emphasis on the development and application of academic, creative, and cognitive behavioral objectives in all eight subject areas. Attention is also given to developing leadership and craftsmanship skills; to gauging pupil growth and effectiveness; and to sequencing behavioral objectives on the basis of cognitive skills, content areas, intellectual development, and concept acquisition. (LH)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Behavioral Objectives, Cognitive Development, Course Objectives, Creative Development, Educational Methods, Educational Philosophy, Exceptional Child Education, General Education, Handicrafts, Leadership Training, Sequential Learning, Student Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Books
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