Just in Time Education Writing Educational Objectives End of Life Physician’s Education Resource Center Medical College of Wisconsin
Session Objectives At the completion of this presentation, the learner will be able to write objectives which will correctly include the ABCD method as demonstrated.
What are Educational Objectives? • measurable expressions of what you want the learner to be able to achieve • incorporate words which are open to fewer interpretations • i.e.. “to list” not “know”
Reasons for Objectives • Communication • Students • Administration, CME • Measurement and Performance If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you get there? • Organization
Bloom’s Taxonomy • Hierarchical order -- simplest (i.e. “list”) to most complex (i.e. “evaluate”) • Domains • Cognitive / Knowledge • Affective • Psychomotor
The ABCD Method • AUDIENCE Who will do the learning? • BEHAVIOR What will the learner know, do or feel? • CONDITION Under what conditions, time limitations or resources will the learner perform? • DEGREE What degree of measurement will be used to determine if the performance is acceptable?
Sample Objective • At the completion of this presentation, the learner will be able to write objectives which will correctly include the ABCD method as demonstrated. • A: learner • B: write • C: at the conclusion • D: correctly include the ABCD method as demonstrated
Sample Objective • At the conclusion of this session, the primary care physician will be able to define “hospice” as described in the session. • At the conclusion of this session, the primary care physician will be able to describe the features of the Medicare Hospice Benefit including eligibility, services and role of the physician.
Summary Objectives are measurable, specific descriptions of how you will close the gap between what the learner knows prior to your educational intervention and what they will know when the session is concluded.