About This Chapter
Learning Goals & Objectives - Chapter Summary
Explore a variety of learning goals and objectives you can use when designing and developing quality curriculum for the classroom. Reviewing the lessons offers insight into the following:
- How to develop measurable learning objectives
- Learning goals and learning objectives
- Ways to choose a theme to guide curriculum development
Gain greater insight into learning goals and objectives for curriculum development by watching the lessons from the comfort of your home or on the go via your smartphone or tablet. You can test your comprehension of the lessons by taking short quizzes and a chapter exam.
How It Helps
- Offers development guidelines: This chapter offers guidance in the curriculum development process, offering innovative ideas to consider as you decide what your students need to learn and how best to teach them.
- Provides dynamic strategies: Learn strategies you can use and considerations you can make when designing and developing curriculum you know will have an impact on your students.
- Targets learning outcomes: Lessons help you center your curriculum development on learning objectives and goals that will improve your students' learning outcomes.
Upon completion of this chapter, you will be prepared to:
- Determine the purpose of your curriculum when in the design phase
- Choose which skills and concepts students will be expected to master when creating new curriculum
- Select a theme that will serve as the focus of your curriculum
1. Developing Measurable Learning Objectives
This lesson provides a brief overview of the purpose of learning objectives and how to make them useful to both you and students. We use the SMART learning objective formula to demonstrate accountability using examples.
2. Using Action Verbs for Learning Objectives
Writing learning objectives can be tricky. This lesson describes how to write specific learning objectives using action verbs. It also discusses choosing the right action verb for different types of learning as well as pitfalls to avoid.
3. Comparing Learning Goals & Learning Objectives
Learning goals and learning objectives are often confused. Though similar, each is distinct with its own place in education. This lesson compares the two and discusses how to define them to help students succeed in the classroom.
4. Choosing a Theme to Guide Curriculum Development
Using themes to teach isn't a new concept. These days, though, teaching with a central theme is a bit more nuanced than it once was. We'll explain how to center your curriculum on a theme that will get learners thinking more deeply.
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