Establishing appropriate learning goals and objectives are an important part of the curriculum planning process. Goals and objectives identify what you want your students to know or be able to do at the end of a lesson or activity.
Learning goals are broad statements and the objectives, which help to narrow the focus, should describe HOW the children will demonstrate that they are developing knowledge in the selected area. By using action verbs that describe specifically what the children should know or be able to do, we can maintain a strong focus. Objectives help to break down the concept into observable tasks.
An appropriate ECE learning goal and objectives for 3 and 4-year olds might include:
Learning Goal: Demonstrate recognition of basic shapes.
Children will choose specific shapes from collage materials when prompted.
Children will name circle and square with assistance.
Children will identify shapes in their environment.
Each of these objectives can be measured, which is important in terms of being able to assess learning over a period of time.
To ensure that goals and objectives are DAP we need to consider what is age appropriate, what is individually appropriate, as well as what is culturally and socially appropriate for the learners we are planning curriculum for.
Background: For this portion of the Course Project, you will write learning goals and objectives for the weekly curriculum theme you are developing. You will develop three (3) learning goals for the weekly curriculum theme and create three (3) learning objectives for each learning goal. Be sure to consider the age group of your selected group, as well as children with special needs.
I am working with 4&5 year olds and my theme is jungle animals. I will download the paper that has to be filled out