2. SEMINAR OBJECTIVES:
• STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO
• Define educational objectives
• List the types of the educational objectives
• Identify behavioral terms and in writing
• Perform actively in differentiating the behavioral
terms of educational objectives and categorize
under each level
• Educational objectives depict what students
should be able to do at the end of a learning
• As Educational objectives are more focussed
on the learner’s performance, it is also called
as “learning objective”.
• “The result sought by the learner at the end
of the educational programme..i.e., what the
students should be able to do at the end of a
learning period, that they could not do
• - JJ Guilbert
6. LEVELS OF EDUCATIONAL
• Level 1: knowledge: Remembering of previously
• Verbs usage Eg: state the four steps in curriculum
• Level 2: comprehension: ability to grasp the
meaning of material.
• Verbs usage eg: student identifies the importance
of good nutrition during AN period.
• Level 3: application: ability to use learned
material in new situation
• Verbs usage eg: formulate diet plan for patients
with diabetes mellitus
7. • Level 4: analysis: ability to breakdown
material into its component parts
• Verb usage eg: distinguishes between marasmus
• Level 5: synthesis: combines various parts
to form a new whole.
• Verb usage eg: derives a solution for the hospital
• Level 6: evaluation: the ability to judge the
value of material for a given purpose
judgements are based on definite criteria
• Verb usage eg: compare and contrast any two
definitions of education
8. Affective domain
• Level 1:receiveing: being sensitive to something
existing & progress form awareness to controlled
or selected attention.
• Verb usage Eg: student asks right questions by
honoring the dignity of the patient during history
• Level 2: responding: concerned with active
response by the learner.
• Verb usage Eg: assists the patient in carrying out
activities of daily living.
• Level 3: valuing: indicate acceptance &
interanalization of the values or atitudes.
• Verb usage Eg: initiates the building of interpersonal
relationship with patients.
9. • Level 4: organiszation: here learners will
encounter situations in which more than one
value is relevant.
• Veb usage Eg: combines various interaction skills to
nurture interpersonal relationship with patients
• Level 5: characterization: highest level.
Students internalize value system which is
the philosophy of life
• Verb usage Eg: displays confidence while scaring
patients with MI.
10. Psychomotor domain
• Level 1: perception: concerned with perception
of sensory cues that guide actions.
• Verb usage Eg: detecs the early signs of decubitus
• Level 2: set: concerned with the cognitive,
affective, psychomotor readiness to act.
• Verb usage Eg: reacts promptly to emergency
situations during trauma care postings
• Level 3: guided response: refers to early stages of
skill acquisition – following demonstration of
• Verb usage Eg: performs bed making correctly as
demonstrated by the teacher.
11. • Level 4: mechanism: performance has become
• Verb usage Eg: calculates volume of fluid required for
60% burns weighing 50 kgs
• Level 5: complex overt response: skilled
performance & involves economy of effort,
smoothness of action, accuracy & effiecency
• Verb usage Eg: performs ET intubation correctly
• Level 6: adaptation: skills are internalized that
students can adapt them to cater for special
• verb usage Eg: modifies sterilization techniques
according to the article to be sterilized
• Level 7: origination: highest level, concerns the
origination of new movement pattern
• Verb usage Eg: designs a plint to restrain the forearm
of a child who is on IV infusion
• knowledge regarding the strengths and
weakness of behavioral objectives will assist
the nurse educator in framing objectives in a
realistic way suitable to the aims of nursing
• Write and submit educational objectives
using behavioral terms for taking class on
nursing care of patient with bronchial
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teaching nursing”, edition 3, Calicut,
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