chapter  16
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Curriculum Objectives Bill Gibby

The formulation of curriculum aims and objectives Earlier, in chapters 3 and 7, the formulation of curriculum objectives has been discussed in the context of a curriculum model and a learning theory. From this earlier discussion it is clear that any detailed declaration of the precise intended direction and form of a curriculum would be a statement of its objectives. However, there is an important distinction between long-term objectives and short-term ones. The phrase long-term objectives' often refers to high level aims and tends to be related to broad reasons why particular activities are being organized or why a particular course is being done, whilst 'short-term objectives' are more directly concerned with what specifically is being attempted over a relatively short period. Broad aims, or long-term objectives, can be regarded as expressions of strategy, whilst short-term objectives are essentially tactical in character.