Sarah and Matt have a 5 year old boy named Sam. Sam is “big” for his age with a BMI over the normal for a boy his age. Write learning
objectives to guide your teaching of Sam’s family related to the importance of physical activity for maintain optimal weight in children.
Based on this case study, a clear, measureable objective must be written for each of the 3 domains – cognitive, affective, and
psychomotor. Assignment 2 must be submitted, marked and returned to you prior to submitting assignment 3. Assignment 2 is foundational to
assignment 3 so ensure you consider your tutor’s feedback.
Evaluation Criteria for Assignment 2 – Writing Learning Objectives
Assignment 2 should include the following:
• Articulate 3 objectives – one for each domain cognitive, affective, and psychomotor. Be certain each of the objectives you develop
is at minimum:
• written in clear, measurable terms
• reflective of your assigned case study
• reasonable for a 3 minute teaching session
• Provide rationale including integration of theoretical knowledge, that is, evidence based practice to support each objective.
• Provide evidence of application of course concepts and references of external sources as needed to support each learner centered
• APA format, maximum 4 pages excluding title and reference pages
Total possible marks 30
Assessment is the critical first step of the teaching-learning process.
In Unit 4, you learn about assessment, the foundation of the teaching-learning process. Assessment plays a vital role in health teaching.
It involves gathering information about the learner, the teacher and the resources available to enhance both teaching and learning. Once
these data are assembled, the teacher, often in consultation with the learner, makes a judgment about what needs to be taught, what can be
taught, and how it should be taught.
When a teaching opportunity presents itself in a health care situation, the assessment process often takes place spontaneously.
Conversely, assessment may be a deliberate process, as in a planned teaching program for new diabetics. The key point is that teaching is
individualized accounting for the unique qualities of the teacher and learner and on what resources, including interdisciplinary team
members, are available.
When you have completed Unit 4, you should be able to achieve or exceed the following:
explain assessment, the first step in the teaching-learning process,
assess your own teaching style including strengths and constraints as they affect you,
assess learners, and
assess resources available to enhance teaching and learning.
Quotations on Desire and Motivation to Learn
“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you dont want, drink what you dont like and do what youd further not” (Mark Twain)
“The only source of knowledge is experience” (Albert Einstein)
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it” (Aristotle)
“Learning without thinking is labor lost; thinking without learning is dangerous” (Chinese Proverb)
“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen” (Ernest Hemingway)
“Who dares to teach must never cease to learn” (John Cotton Dana)
Activity 6 – Are you a good listener?
Do you agree or disagree that active listening includes fully understanding what the learner is saying?
Hint – enter the following search term definition of active listening into your Browser search to help you frame your responses. If you
learn best by watching visuals choose ‘videos’ after you get your search term results. Remember to critically evaluate the quality,
credibility, relevance, and currency of the video as you evaluate resources.
Would you agree the best health care professionals are the best listeners? How well do you listen? Ask a trusted colleague or friend for
some honest feedback on this question. Think of one way you will improve your listening skills. How are listening skills important to
Openspokes. (2013). Instead of a philosophy a mindset. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXYaNZpT0h4HYPERLINK
Leaner-centered objectives are foundational for effective planning, implementation and evaluation of teaching.
In Unit 5, you will learn one of the most important skills of an effective educator, how to write learning objectives. When objectives are
clearly stated and tailored to the unique circumstances of the situation, it is clear to both the teacher and the learner where energy
should be directed. Learning objectives direct the choice of teaching strategies and give the teacher and learner a clear means by which
to evaluate the teaching and learning.
From Your Experience� Think of something you taught someone recently. In which domain(s) of learning would you place your teaching:
cognitive? (intellectual ability, mental capacities and thinking processes)
affective? (feelings, attitudes, values)
psychomotor? (motor skills)
When you have completed Unit 5, you should be able to achieve or exceed the following:
explain the three domains of learning, and describe the levels of learning within each domain,
explain why the three perspectives of learning are not mutually exclusive,
write learning objectives for each of the three domains of learning, and
select the most appropriate domain(s) for specific teaching projects.
discussion, testimonials, role-playing, field trips, lecture, demonstration, return demonstration, self-study course, games, laboratory
experience, simulations, drill and practice, printed handouts, story-telling, videos, question and answer.
Bonus – think of at least one more teaching method for each domain.
Clark, D. (2012). A model of learning objectives and learning domains of Bloom�s taxonomy. Retrieved from
Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy