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Design: Mastering Objectives

Chapter Objectives

At the conclusion of this chapter, you should be able to

  • name the four classifications of objectives

  • differentiate among draft, process, terminal, and enabling objectives

  • write at least one example of draft, process, terminal, and enabling objectives

  • describe the four different objective domains

  • define the performance agreement principle

Why Objectives?

Objectives are the conceptual and operational framework that inspires and sustains the instructional design process. Without them, education and training have little more than content and contemplation to assure quality. From the perspective of an instructional designer, the art of writing objectives is a fundamental and irreplaceable ...

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