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SETTING GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Learning Objectives tell what tasks the learners need to be able to perform in order to succeed at the work activity training addresses. (See page 1 of Don Clark's ISD chapter 3, "Design Phase" for key terms -- entry behaviors, learning objectives, learning steps, performance test, sequenced outline, KSA.)
A. Types of Objectives
B. Form of Objectives (ideal) "At the end of this unit, the trainee will [ observable action (verb) (content) ] [ measurable criteria ] [conditions of performance ] ( MC Consulting often omits conditions of performance in written objectives. )
B. Be specific. Use behavioral/action verbs such as … (Terms such as "know", "understand", or "appreciate" are NOT behavioral, in other wor5ds there is no behavior you can observe to show that the objective has been met.)
C. Be trainee-centered.
D. Omit directions/ instructions in phrasing objectives.
E. Good objectives can be measured!
F. Good objectives refer to the conditions in which behavior occurs.
SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely
last updated 9/24/2012