ERIC Number: ED332757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Short Guide to the Writing of Instructional Objectives.
Rubadeau, Duane O.; Garrett, Bill
Designed to assist community college instructors in the development of objectives for a course or program, this guidebook applies Bloom's Cognitive Taxonomy to the process of writing objectives. First, a short preface underscores the importance of instructional objectives in the design and delivery of education. Next, part I provides a pre-test on the taxonomy, allowing instructors to assess their understanding of the different levels of complexity of behavioral objectives. Then, part II examines Bloom's six levels of cognitive complexity (i.e., knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation), offering an exercise for developing skill in writing objectives which correspond to each level. This section concludes with a mastery test on Bloom's levels of objectives in the cognitive domain, and a test scoring key. Finally, section III covers common pitfalls and problems in writing objectives, offering advice for producing objectives that direct students, rather than describe course content; that describe expected student performance; that are technically and clearly written; and that contain the instructor's evaluation criteria. Suggestions for further reading are included. (JMC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: College of New Caledonia, Prince George (British Columbia). Centre for Improved Teaching.