Planning for Effective Instruction
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How to Cite

Burleson, Sarah E., and Andrew C. Thoron. 2014. “Planning for Effective Instruction: AEC496/WC160, 4/2014”. EDIS 2014 (4). Gainesville, FL.


Deciding what students need to know through the development of declarative objectives, deciding what students need to able to do through the development of procedural objectives, considering how to evaluate student learning, and planning meaningful learning experiences will allow for effective instructional planning. Following these basic steps will allow educators to determine the specific goals of the lesson, the course, or the program in order to effectively prepare students. This 4-page fact sheet was written by Sarah E. Burleson and Andrew C. Thoron, and published by the UF Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, April 2014.


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