Three Objective Domains

Lesson: (2 of 5) Analysis and Objectives

In this course, you will learn the importance of considering learner characteristics when planning instruction.

Learn that the output of the task analysis is the documentation of the content to include in the instructional materials. This output, in turn, serves as an input for developing instructional objectives. Learn that objectives are statements that indicate the desired outcomes of learning. Clearly defined objectives are essential to planning the strategies and activities that will facilitate the learner's accomplishment of those objectives. Learn that objectives are typically grouped into three major domains of learning: cognitive, psychomotor, and affective. Learn that the three domains are related in two ways: a single objective can involve multiple domains; and attitudinal development may precede successful learning in the other domains. Learn that task analysis is the basis for writing sound, focused instructional objectives.

Learn that behavioral objectives consist of an action verb drawn from the appropriate learning domain and a subject content reference. Behavioral objectives may optionally include performance standards and conditions. Learn that cognitive objectives consist of general objectives followed by samples of student behaviors. Learn that because objectives in the affective domain involve abstract behaviors and states, they are difficult to specify. Consequently, methods for writing affective objectives involve describing behaviors that represent desired attitudes and feelings. Learn to differentiate the Mager and Beach model for classifying objectives from the expanded performance-content matrix model. The Mager and Beach model classifies objectives according to performance types, and then ranks them by difficulty. The performance-content model classifies objectives by types of content and performance.

Learn that formulating precise objectives can be very demanding and frustrating. Learn that there are many pros and cons to writing objectives.

Our Analysis and Objectives lesson, in our Instructional Design course will show you how to Describe the three objective domains.

This training course provides an introduction to learner analysis procedures, task and content analysis, as well as writing and classifying learning objectives.

This interactive course is for new trainers and teachers, or anyone who wants to learn the basics of the instructional design process.

Topics Include:

Learner characteristics, Non-conventional learners, Contextual analysis, Task analysis, Topic analysis, Procedural analysis, Conducting a task analysis, Objective domains, Developing instructional objectives, Cognitive domain, Psychomotor and affective domains, Classifying objects.

Instructional Design : Analysis and Objectives includes:

This course will teach the learner the basics of the instructional design process. Learners will discover how to identify the need for instruction and analyze the content to be taught. Best practices for designing, planning, implementing, and evaluating instruction will help prepare the learner to create instructional programs.

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