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Designing Learning Objectives for Young Children


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Designing Learning Objectives for Young Children

  1. 1. Presented by: Ronald M. Quileste, MAEd Assistant InstructorV School of Education Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan City of Cagayan de Oro Designing Learning Objectives for Young Children
  2. 2. Topic Outline K-12 curriculum for 5-year Old Children Importance of Early Development Importance of the Early ChildhoodTeacher Objectives of Early Childhood Education Learning Standards Developing Learning Objectives Workshop
  3. 3. Question # 1 What are the importance of Early Development?
  4. 4. Importance of Early Development The early years come only once for a child The early years are critical to long term development Teachers are the keys to making programs high quality Teachers and administrators can learn from data about children (Kagan, 2008)
  5. 5. Question # 2 Why is an Early ChildhoodTeacher important?
  6. 6. Importance of an Early Childhood Teacher Develop Schedules and Enforce Routines Maintain a Safe and Comfortable Environment Provide Age-Appropriate Supervision and Discipline Plan and Implement Lessons Observe and Communicate Address Cultural or Special Needs
  7. 7. Question #3 What are the objectives in Early Childhood Education?
  8. 8. Objectives of Early Childhood Education  Develop a positive self-concept.  Establish a sound foundation for a good physique, adequate muscular coordination and basic motor skills.  Imbibe good health habits and basic life skills/ self- help skills necessary for personal social adjustment.  Enhance verbal and non- verbal communication skills which would facilitate expression of thoughts and feelings in fluent, correct, clear speech.
  9. 9. Objectives of Early Childhood Education  Develop the five senses and cognitive skills and concepts which are foundation for higher order thinking and reasoning.  Develop emotional maturity by guiding the child to express, understand, accept and control feelings and emotions.  Imbibe values, social attitudes and manners important in his/her socio cultural context and to become sensitive to rights and privileges of others.
  10. 10. Objectives of Early Childhood Education Develop independence, aesthetic appreciation and creativity by providing child with sufficient opportunities for self- expression and active exploration, investigation and experimentation. Make a smooth transition from preschool to primary through development of emergent literacy and school readiness.
  11. 11. Question #4 What are the standards taught in Preschool?
  12. 12. Preschool Learning Standards Personal Health and Safety Skills Social and Emotional Development Language Development and Communication Skills Cognitive Development/Intellectual Abilities Approaches to Learning Motor Development
  14. 14. What are the Developmental Tasks of Preschoolers?
  15. 15. Question #5 What are goals and objectives?
  16. 16. When writing goals… It should begin with a measurable action verb It should present a broader plan of action for the learners (month or year) It is accompanied with specific objectives
  17. 17. Question #6 What are the purposes of objectives?
  18. 18. Purposes of Objectives  By knowing where you intend to go, you increase the chances of you and the learner ending up there  Guides the teacher relative to the planning of instruction, delivery of instruction and evaluation of student achievement.  Guides the learner; helps him/her focus and set priorities  Allows for analysis in terms of the levels of teaching and learning
  19. 19. Purposes of Objectives Additional purposes of objectives include:  Shows colleagues and students what we value.  Guide for the learner relative to self-assessment.  Basis for analyzing the level of cognitive thinking we are expecting from the learner.  Makes teaching more focused and organized.  Provides models so that the students can write their own objectives and thus helps develop an important life long learning skill;“the setting  of objectives.”
  20. 20. Question #6 What are the allowable action words to use when writing objectives?
  21. 21. Question #7 What are the qualities of a good objective?
  22. 22. SMART S – Specific M – Measurable A – Attainable R – Realistic T –Time-bounded
  23. 23. Compare… Which one is a SMART objective? A. Identify which from the given toys are fruits and vegetables by sorting them into two groups B. Know fruits from vegetables given some plastic toys
  24. 24. WORKSHOP
  25. 25. Writing Goals Direction: Write at least one goal for each ECE Learning Standards: Personal Health and Safety Skills Social and Emotional Development Language Development and Communication Skills Cognitive Development/Intellectual Abilities Approaches to Learning Motor Development
  26. 26. Writing Objectives Directions: From each learning goal, come up with three learning objectives. The first objective should be under the Cognitive domain, the second will be Psychomotor and the third, Affective Domain. Example: Learning Standard: Personal Health and Safety Skills Learning Goal: Provide safety regulations for children inside the classroom Learning Objectives:  Cognitive: Enumerate steps in the proper arranging of toys and school materials.  Psychomotor: Perform a role play on how to put toys and school materials back to their containers.  Affective: Show obedience and respect to other people by being helpful children.
  27. 27. Final Output
  28. 28. Presentation Time
  30. 30. References  Aguirre, Roderick Motril. (2014). Kindergarten Curriculum and Instruction. Department of Reading and Literacy, College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature, Philippine Normal University, Philippines.   