Examples of Effective Learning Objectives

The following are examples of objectives that did not originally follow the ABCD format, but they have been rewritten to do so.  The revised version of each objective will also have each ABCD component labelled. 

  1. Original:  Understand the sexual reproduction processes of pollination, fertilization, and seed development. 

Revised:  C: Given the Reproduction in Crop Plants PBEA e-Module, A: Crop Genetics Students will B: illustrate the sexual reproduction processes of pollination, fertilization, and seed development D: with 100% accuracy.

  1. Original:  Learn to navigate the Workbench interface

Revised: A: Students will B: demonstrate they can navigate the Workbench interface C: given the Breeding Management System PBEA e-module D: with 100% accuracy.

  1. Original:  Make F1 nursery list and advance

Revised:  C:  Given the Breeding Management System—Advance a Crop Nursery  PBEA e-Module, A:  students will B: create F1 nursery list and advance D:  with 100% accuracy.

  1. Original:  Demonstrate pedigree writing

Revised:  A: Crop Improvement Students will B:  demonstrate pedigree writing D:  with 100% accuracy when C:  given the Pedigree Naming Systems and Symbols PBEA e-Module.

 

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