Gronlund's Writing Instructional Objectives

by Norman E. Gronlund, Susan M. Brookhart

Pearson Education | January 16, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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A unique and classic text, Gronlund's essential “how to text again provides a step-by-step guide to writing instructional objectives as intended learning outcomes. The author describes how to state objectives in terms of the type of performance students must demonstrate in order to show that they have achieved the goals of the instruction-and illustrates his recommended methods with numerous examples. Gronlund's is a specific procedure for writing objectives-one that can be used to achieve all types of learning outcomes and is especially suited to teaching thinking, performance, and problem-solving skills. The book stresses the important role of objectives in the teaching-learning-assessment process-starting from state content standards-and how objectives can be used to improve student learning.  The improvements made to this revision only enhance its usefulness and reputation asthe bestguide on the market for writing instructional objectives and using them in teaching and assessment.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 pages, 9.2 × 7.3 × 0.6 in

Published: January 16, 2008

Publisher: Pearson Education

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0131755935

ISBN - 13: 9780131755932

Found in: Reference and Language

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Gronlund's Writing Instructional Objectives

Gronlund's Writing Instructional Objectives

by Norman E. Gronlund, Susan M. Brookhart

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 pages, 9.2 × 7.3 × 0.6 in

Published: January 16, 2008

Publisher: Pearson Education

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0131755935

ISBN - 13: 9780131755932

Table of Contents

PART I    PREPARING INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVESChapter 1    Focusing on Intended Learning Outcomes                    Instructional Objectives as Intended Learning Outcomes                    Levels of Goals and Objectives                    Uses of Instructional Objectives                    Learning Outcomes and the Instructional Process                    Stating Instructional Objectives as Intended Learning Outcomes                    What About Standards?Chapter 2    Obtaining Clear Statements of Instructional Objectives                    Stating the General Instructional Objectives                    Selecting the Proper Level of Generality                    Stating the Specific Learning Outcomes                    Obtaining a Representative Sample of Specific Learning Outcomes                    Emphasizing Instructional Intent                    Keeping the Specific Learning Outcomes Useful for Various Units of Study                    Using Specific Learning Outcomes in Lesson Planning                    Making Sure the Specific Learning Outcomes are Relevant                    Revising the General Objectives as NeededChapter 3    Using Objectives in Planning for Teaching and Assessment                    Planning for Instruction                    Planning for AssessmentChapter 4    Content Standards and Instructional Objectives                    Nature of Content Standards                    Need for Instructional ObjectivesChapter 5    Considerations in Preparing
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A unique and classic text, Gronlund's essential “how to text again provides a step-by-step guide to writing instructional objectives as intended learning outcomes. The author describes how to state objectives in terms of the type of performance students must demonstrate in order to show that they have achieved the goals of the instruction-and illustrates his recommended methods with numerous examples. Gronlund's is a specific procedure for writing objectives-one that can be used to achieve all types of learning outcomes and is especially suited to teaching thinking, performance, and problem-solving skills. The book stresses the important role of objectives in the teaching-learning-assessment process-starting from state content standards-and how objectives can be used to improve student learning.  The improvements made to this revision only enhance its usefulness and reputation asthe bestguide on the market for writing instructional objectives and using them in teaching and assessment.

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Gronlund's essential “how to text isthe bestguide on the market for writing instructional objectives and using them in teaching and assessment. This classicprovides a step-by-step guide to writing instructional objectives as intended learning outcomes. From describing how to state objectives in terms of the type of performance students must demonstrate in order to show that they have achieved the goals of the instruction, to illustrated recommended methods with numerous examples, Gronlund's is a specific procedure for writing objectives-one that can be used to achievealltypes of learning outcomes and is especially suited to teaching thinking, performance, and problem-solving skills. The text stresses the important role of objectives in the teaching-learning-assessment process-starting from state content standards-and how objectives can be used to improve student learning. 

New to the eighth edition:

  • NEW-Chapter-specificInstructional Objectives, written in the Gronlund formatare found at the beginning of each chapter and serve as a model and highlight for students the explicit learning goals for the chapter.
  • NEW-Exercises that mirror some of the defined learning outcomes for that chapterhave been added at the end ofeverychapter giving students the opportunity to practice and sharpen their skills.
  • NEW-Added content on how instructional objectives are used with formative and summative assessment.
  • NEW- Chapter 4,Content Standards and Instructional Objectivesaddresses the increasing reliance on state content standards in classroom teaching as a basis for writing instructional objectives and includes new examples from six different states to illustrate this process for students.
  • NEW-Bloom's TaxonomyandThe Webb Depth of Knowledge Levelsare featured in Chapter Five.