Which one of the following statements is an accurate statement(also list the difference between them?
A. The terms goals and objectives are synonymous. B. An observable change in the behavior of a learner is indicative that learning has occurred. C. The terms behavioral objective, instructional objective, and performance objective are synonymous. D. If a teacher attends to the students’ cognitive learning, then their affective learning will naturally occur.
The terms behavioral objective, instructional objective, and performance objective are all interchangeable. This terminology will change depending on the location. That’s really the only reason that the terms are so interchangeable. If you’re in behavior therapy, the first one would make sense. Even if it’s just a school counselor with a child who has a bad habit, the first term makes more sense.
If you’re in a traditional classroom trying to teach a new behavior (such as learning to write), the term “instructional objective” would be better because you’re instructing the behavior for the first time. “Performance objective” is more suitable for a sports therapy class or perhaps an art therapy, where performance of the behavior is more important than the behavior itself.