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Instructional Systems Design - ISD
05/02/09
Instructional Goals
Topic: 3- Instructional Goals

Instructional goals are ideally derived through:

  • Performance analysis > it gives broad indications of problems that can be solved by providing instruction
  • Needs assessment > it determines more specifically what performance deficiencies will be addressed

A complete goal statement should describe the following:

  • who learners are
  • what they will be able to do
  • the context in which they will use the skills
  • the tools that will be available to the learners in the performance context

The instructional goal should be: (p.31)

  • clear/complete > a general statement of learner outcomes (includes the aforementioned)
  • related to the identified problem + needs assessment
  • achievable through instruction

Criteria for establishing instructional goals: (p.32)

  • acceptable to administrators
  • sufficient resources (time, money, personnel) to develop instruction
  • stable content
  • available learners (not too busy)

How to conduct a Goal analysis (p.24)

  1. write down goal
  2. indicate, step-by-step, what people need to do to achieve the goal
  3. sort through statements
  4. indicate what learners will be able to do
  5. ask: "If learners achieve each performance, will they have achieved the goal?"

Two fundamental steps to conduct a goal analysis: (p.40)

  • classify the goal statement according to the kind of learning that will occur (Domains of learning)
  • identify and sequence the major steps required to perform the goal

Domains of learning:

  1. Intellectual skill
  2. Verbal Info
  3. Psychomotor skill
  4. Attitude

Relevant Links:  

Mission, Goals, Objectives (Bloom's Taxonomy)

Example of an Instructional Goal


Posted by Nada at 12:01 AM EDT
Updated: 05/05/09 12:59 AM EDT

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