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ERIC Number: EJ1085262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
Rethinking Trends in Instructional Objectives: Exploring the Alignment of Objectives with Activities and Assessment in Higher Education--A Case Study
Yamanaka, Akio; Wu, Leon Yufeng
International Journal of Instruction, v7 n2 p75-88 Jul 2014
This study explored higher education level syllabi to identify trends in educational objectives. Bloom's Taxonomy and various strategic models were used to classify 714 objectives from 114 sections of courses administered through a Midwest teacher education institution in the United States. 1229 verbs and verb phrases were classified through the Taxonomy and differentiated between higher and lower ordered verbs as well as measureable and non-measureable learning outcomes. The results indicated that though learning outcomes the objectives are suggestive of higher ordered skills although the syllabi do not adequately provide information on the expected outcomes of the course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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