Instructional objectives

Instructional Objectives Instructional Objectives Instructional objectives are the tools upon which one can attain a goal. Objectives form the foundation for building a task and assessing the attainment of the stated goal. This is important because one needs to know exactly what is intended to be passed forward to the student. On the other hand, instructional objectives provide a clear understanding of the instructions and expectations of the tutor. The main parts of an instructional objective are cognitive, affective, and psychomotor. The essay below will explain how these objectives are used in relaying information to students.
When using the cognitive instruction objective ,the tutors main basis is to gauge the level of understanding and recall of the topic learnt(Mager,2002), for example a question may be posed. in 8 minutes, state the boiling point of water. If sand was placed in water, at what point would you expect the water to boil? Using a well-labeled graph, draw the results obtained after boiling pure water and impure water.
It is clear that the student should recall the normal boiling point of clean water and be in a position to remember that impurities raise the boiling point of water. With this information, he was expected to apply this knowledge and relate to real life situations and even be able to speculate the expected boiling point of boiling water with impurities.
When using the psychomotor instruction objective, the student doing skills are well measure when asked to draw the results obtained. The instructions on the period within which everything should be done is also clear as part of the instructions. This is meant to gauge how the student can recollect what she or he has been taught.
Mager, R. F. (2002). Preparing instructional objectives. Palo Alto, Calif.: Fearon Publishers