Building on the foundation from Writing Instructional
Objectives Part 1, this unit deepens the participants understanding of verb selection and specification of conditions and degrees in
each domain. It answers questions such
as, “Can the same verb be used in different domains or at different cognitive
levels?” The importance of creating
congruence among objectives, instruction, and assessment is emphasized,
regardless of the sequence in which those components are created. The unit concludes with case studies that
allow participants to practice analyzing learning situations for congruence and
suggesting adjustments when needed. As a
result, participants should be able to critique and improve their own
Upon completion of this self-study course, participants will be able to:
- Select verbs for behaviors that effectively communicate the instructional intent in each domain of learning.
- Recognize instances in the cognitive domain, when higher order thinking is needed and compose objectives that effectively reflect that expectation.
- Describe a simplified Bloom’s style hierarchy of the cognitive domain and provide examples of thinking at each simplified level
- Compose affective objectives that set reasonable expectations for students and professionals.
- Devise conditions and degree for an objective in each domain that are practical, reasonable, and assessable.
- Recognize occasions when it may be appropriate to modify the sequence in ideal backward design.
- Assess congruence of objectives, instruction, and student assessment in given scenarios and recommend adjustments to improve congruence when needed.
- Judge the fairness of student assessments in relation to the stated objectives.
CE ACCREDITATIONThis self-study is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. Three (3) P.A.C.E. ® contact hours and three (3) Florida credit hours in the area General (Education) will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.
ContributorsKathy Doig, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CMSHCM
Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program
Michigan State University
E. Lansing, MI