I chose an article on writing instructional objectives as I was confused about the differences between goals and objectives and require some direction on writing learning objectives both for my teaching and for my practicum students. I now understand that goals are generally broad statements whereas objectives are specific and measurable (Winegarden, no date). The article goes into detail on characteristics that can aid in writing objectives (performance, conditions and criterion) and discusses how objectives can be written in different domains (e.g. cognitive vs. affective). The information in this article will improve my teaching by assisting me in designing more accurate, condition-specific and measurable objectives.

Winegarden, B. (no date). Writing Instructional Objectives. Educational Development and Evaluation. UC San Diego School of Medicine. Retrieved from:

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