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Educational objectives and ways to operationalize them
Educational objectives and ways to operationalize them

Author(s): Roxana-Mihaela Ivan
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Economy, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life
Published by: Association of Social and Educational Innovation (ASEI)
Keywords: educational objective; taxonomy; functions of objectives; cognitive; educational purpose; ideal; operational objective; pupil; operationalization process; purpose; psihomotor

Summary/Abstract: The educational objectives represent those intetionalities of the instructive-educational process, those types of changes that the system or the educational process aims to make in personality development. In order to ensure the functionality of specific educational objectives, these need to be operationalized. This operationalization process is commonly perceived as being the activity that specifies / identifies the concrete or practical references of a given general and abstract concept / statement. It refers to both the overall successive operations needed to change from abstract to concrete, and to the imposing of criteria through which an action / behavior becomes operational. Operationalization implies, first of all, the transgression of an objective in actions, acts, operations, directly observable manifestations, presuming a delimitation and an analytical delimitation of objectives, and their concretization. But, at the same time, operationalization also implies a `technical` aspect that resides in the enunciation of objectives under the shape of behaviors that are observable and `measurable`, with the help of `action verbs`. It is specified what the pupil will do, the performance that he will be capable of after specific stages of the teaching-learning process. Each operational objective indicates the learning situations, respectively, the conditions that determine the said educative changes.

  • Issue Year: 3/2016
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 43-52
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English