ERIC Number: ED195300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Using Performance Objectives. Implementing Competency Based Education in Community Colleges, 2.
Eschenmann, K. Kurt; And Others
As second in a series of monographs on competency-based education, this paper provides suggestions for the classroom application of performance objectives in vocational education programs. The characteristics of performance objectives are discussed prior to the presentation of definitions for "performance objectives,""tasks,""conditions,""standards,""competency,""enabling objectives," and "skills." The next sections identify several advantages of performance objectives for instructors (e.g., they facilitate learning and help in identifying prerequisites, selecting equipment, planning on-the-job training, and evaluating students) and for students (e.g., they increase motivation, help students identify prerequisite skills, and provide opportunities for advanced placement). The remainder of the monograph considers additional uses of performance objectives in the areas of: (1) instructional materials development; (2) program content review; (3) technological updating; (4) lesson planning, where performance objectives can be used to insure sequential instruction and to design and implement student learning activities; (5) the selection of instructional support services, resource materials, equipment, and facilities; and (6) student placement in the field for which they have been trained. A three-item reading list is included. (JP)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Class Activities, Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Educational Planning, Job Placement, Lesson Plans, Student Evaluation, Student Motivation, Student Placement, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Higher Education Management Services.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg.
Note: For related documents, see JC 800 623-632.