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|Subject: "How to set valid objectives"by A.Belhadia Inspector of Eng. Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:59 am|| |
To set a valid objective make sure that it gives a clear idea about what
students are expected to be able to DO because of what they LEARNED in
In other words:
Think of evidence of learning and behavior that will SHOW it. This requires the use of a set of observable action verbs:
alphabetize capitalize edit outline
read translate speak state
write pronounce recite summarize
arrange categorize chart circle cite
itemize find label locate map
mark name note sort organize
underline reproduce diagram
Behavioral Verbs Listed within Bloom's Taxonomy of Cognitive Learning
KNOWLEDGE: recalling information and facts
to state a rule
to name to list
to show (for ex. intonation pattern)
COMPREHENSION: understanding information, translating knowledge into new context, make inferences:
to distinguish between
to discuss to translate
to identify what part doesn't fit
to judge something as same or different
to state__ words to state in your own words
to give an example
to identify supporting examples
to explain (what is happening)
APPLICATION: using information in new situations, solving problems that require knowledge or skills:
to apply (a rule)
to modify to change
to predict what would happen
ANALYSIS: seeing pattern and organization of parts:
to classify to arrange
SYNTHESIS: using old ideas to create new ones, generalizing from given facts,
to substitute to rewrite
to compose (a paper, a chant, a rule)
EVALUATE: comparing, making choices based on reasoned argument, assessing value of theories, recognizing subjectivity
to assess (for example own work)
to recommend (choices, changes) to discriminate
Rewrite the folling objectives so that they give a clear idea about what
the learner will be able to do using what he has learned.
1. I will introduce the present perfect to the students using a dialog to talk about past experience.
2. The students will be able to learn the holiday vocabulary.
3. Student will understand the grammar point- adverbs of frequency- always, often, occasionally, and never.
4. Students will write a paragraph about their most terrible thing they did as a child.
5. Students will be able to read newspaper paragraph.
6. The students will be able to listen to the tape and understand the main ideas.
7. Students will do a grammar fill in the gap sheet.
8. Students will enjoy talking about their weekend.