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Write Better Behavorial Objectives—Instructional Systems Development by M. Callahan

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Chapter . Why Have Behavioral Objectives?

Writing better behavioral objectives means knowing precisely where you want to go before you choose a way to get there. Simply stated, behavioral objectives are statements that describe the kind of performance learners should be capable of at the end of the training period. Objectives set the stage for the selection of training materials and approaches to training. They are guidelines for learners' courses of study and instruction, and they provide sound bases for developing tests and other means of evaluating performance.

Behavioral objectives—also referred to as performance, training, and learning objectives—are an integral part of the instructional design process. Instructors use objectives to plan their ...

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