Conducting Goal Analysis
Goals and Outcomes
After completing this module, students will be able to:
- Classify instructional goals in the following domains: intellectual skill, verbal information, psychomotor skill, and attitude.
- Perform a goal analysis to identify the major steps required to accomplish an instructional goal.
Chapter 3 from Dick, W., Carey, L. & Carey, J.O. (2015). The systematic design of instruction. (8th ed.). New York: Pearson.
“To Do” List
Do: Begin working on Report 1. Report 1 will require you to synthesize and apply all your knowledge gained from chapters 1-6. Report 1 will be due on the first day of module 7.
Do: Begin your Learning Blog. See your Learning Blog assignment details in Assignments. The initial link to your evolving reflective Learning Blog is due on the first day of module 7.
Discussions Forum 3: Instructional Analysis
Chapter 3 is about instructional analysis. Instructional analysis is a set of procedures that, when applied to an instructional goal, identifies the relevant steps for performing a goal and the subordinate skills required for a student to achieve the goal. This is an important process that great teachers often do inherently, internally, informally and quickly before teaching. Ineffective teachers overlook and make incorrect assumptions, often leading to bad instructional decisions and poor student performance.
For instructional designers who are looking to master this process, it is critical to analyze or “break-down” the steps and to FOCUS on what the learners should exactly KNOW or BE ABLE TO DO at the end of the lesson. Describe a lesson that you either taught or was taught in a way that DID NOT properly analyze the steps in a proper manner. What went wrong? What was the outcome?
For all discussions, full credit is awarded for providing a meaningful and well-written original thread and responses to two classmates. Discussion postings should always be thoughtful, courteous and on topic. In order to ensure that postings are appropriate in length and substance, please limit your initial postings to @100 words and each of your responses to @50 words.
Make your initial posts before 11:59 p.m. U.S. EST/EDT on Day 5 of this module. Complete your replies before 11:59 p.m. U.S. EST/EDT on the next Monday.
Discussion postings should always be thoughtful and courteous and include some references or direct evidence from the module’s content, readings, or assignments to support your statements.