So, a SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time lined - or however you define it) knowledge objective could be:
- At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to define the Dewey Decimal System and three benefits achieved by using it.
- At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to successfully place ten items in their proper Dewey order on the shelves.
Attitudinal objectives are a whole other matter. You can teach all the knowledge and skills you want, but unless the participant WANTS to use that knowledge, and those skills there is not much you can do about it.
- At the end of this workshop, participants will demonstrate and embrace the value of the Dewey Decimal system by consistently and accurately shelving all items on a daily basis
Having long ago learned about the pitfalls of "attitudinal" objectives, I did not include any in my initial plans. Mostly I concentrated on team building, and hoped that everything else would grow from that. And, it has! Monthly, all-staff cluster meetings have gone from arms-crossed-suspicion-in-the-eyes quietness to raucous, out-spoken and ideas freely flowing. Familiarity with other staff and the buildings they work in has created a more cooperative atmosphere and a we-can attitude much more often than one of we-can't. It's not 100%. We are not perfect. However, there is a noticeable difference.
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