ERIC Number: ED177177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Considerations in Selecting and Using Instructional Objectives.
Sullivan, Howard J.
Important factors to consider in selecting instructional objectives and in designing objectives-based instruction are listed and discussed. Each factor is stated as a question, so that the factors can be used efficiently in selecting appropriate objectives and in designing effective instruction. The eleven factors are: (1) Is it really important for the student to possess the skill stated in the objective? (2) Does the student already possess the skill? (3) Is the skill or attitude teachable? (4) Should the teacher set performance standards? (5) Is the student given the information needed in order to attain the objective? (6) Do the instructional activities provide direct practice on the objective? (7) Does the learner possess the prerequisite skills necessary to obtain the objective? (8) Should there be alternative instructional methods? (9) Are the instructional activities potentially appealing to the student? (10) Does the planned assessment measure the skill stated in the objective? and (11) Does the importance of the objective justify the estimated time and expense? (GDC)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Behavioral Objectives, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Instructional Design, Relevance (Education), Selection, Student Evaluation
Instructional Objectives Exchange, P.O. Box 24095, Los Angeles, California 90024 ($2.95)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Instructional Objectives Exchange, Los Angeles, CA.