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NAU ECI 450 - WRITING GENERAL OBJECTIVES

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WRITING GENERAL OBJECTIVESGeneral Objectives should:1. State the end product - - what you want students to know, do, orfeel at the end of instruction.you are here end ofcourseContrast product and process.E.g., Evaluate impact of critical issues vs. Discusscritical issues in Class.Demonstrate appropriate, lab techniques vs.participate in lab activities2. Be content free. So general in terms of content that theymight apply to any of several courses.E.g., Know facts and principlesAnalyze dataJudge the value of a work (could apply to art, music,written composition, etc.)In content groups: Brainstorm general objectives in your content - 5 minutes.Report to class. Determine if each is content free and stated as a product.(Clarify and reteach where necessary.)For clarity: begin each objective with a verb. Assume or state 0nce thephrase "The students will..."GENERAL OBJECTIVES SHOULD NOT*Describe teacher performance*Describe process or activities. *List subject" matter,Examine the following objectives (specific learning outcomes) and determine' whether you think they are worded correctly (effectively)'or not. Revise those statements that are not worded correctly.1.Learns to use graphs effectively.2.Identifies grammatical elements by name.3.Demonstrates how students should set up the lab.4.Locates references in the library.5.Plays basketball effectively.6.Can identify the pistil in a flower sample.7.Fingers notes correctly.\..../P0P 0P 0P 0P 0P 0"Directions: Indicate whether each of the following features describes a learning process (P)or a learning 'outcome (0) by ,circling the appropriate letter to the left of the statement.KEY P = Learning process0 = Learning outcome1. Learns the meaning of terms.2. Develops a more favorable attitude toward reading.3. Demonstrates concern for the environment.I4. Locates a position on a map._.5. Practices interpreting charts and graphs..6. Describes the value of good study habits.Directions: For each of the following pairs of objectives, indicate the one that is beststated as a general instructional objective by circling the letter of your answer (A or B).1. A Reads supplementary references. B Realizes the importance of reading.2. A Is aware of the value of money B Comprehends oral directions.3. A Encourages pupils to make accurate line graphs. B Judges the adequacy of an experiment. 4. A Demonstrates proficiency in laboratory skills. B Gains minimum proficiency in mathematics. 5. A Possesses the ability to write well. B Constructs weather maps. 6. A Relates well to his peers. B Is familiar with the use of the library.Directions: Carefully examine the statement below. Decide if it is a general objective or a specific learning outcome. Label it. Then provide its g.o./s.l.o. counterpart (if it is a g.o., you develop an s.l.o.). Briefly write an activity you could use to accomplish this set.Describes the functions of a structure.Directions: Carefully examine the statement below. Decide if it is a general objective or a specific learning outcome. Label it. Then provide its g.o./s.l.o. counterpart (if it is a g.o., you develop an s.1.o.). Briefly write an activity you could use to accomplish this set.Understands the functions of a structure.Directions: Carefully examine the statement below. Decide if it is a general objective or a specific learning outcome. Label it. Then provide its g.o./s.l.o. counterpart (if it is a g.o., you develop an s.1.o.). Briefly write an activity you could use to accomplish this set.Interprets graphs.Directions: Carefully examine the statement below. Decide if it is a general objective or a specific learning outcome. Label it. Then provide its g.o.ls.1.o. counterpart (if it is a g.o., you develop an s.1.o.). Briefly write an activity you could use to accomplish this set.Identifies the trend indicated in a graph.Directions: Carefully examine the statement below. Decide if it is a general objective or a" specific learning outcome. Label it. Then provide its g.o.ls.1.o. counterpart (if it is a.g.o., you develop an s.1.o.).Briefly write an activity you could use to accomplish this set.Evaluates positions.Directions: Carefully examine the statement below. Decide if his a general objective or a specific learning outcome. Label it. Then provide its g.o.ls.1.o. counterpart (if it is a g.o., you develop an s.1.o.). Briefly write an activity you could use to accomplish "this set.Identifies support for


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