
Vocabulary
Across the Curriculum: Program Objectives
Upon completing the online workshop, the instructor
will know how to do the following:
 Recognize symptoms of students not learning the
new terms introduced.
 Develop in the students an awareness of the large
number of new vocabulary terms introduced in the course.
 Instruct students how to develop and use a definition
outline to learn and remember the definitions of the new terms.
 Instruct students how to recognize the three different
parts of a definition: term being defined, classification, and identifying
characteristics.
 Instruct students how to recognize the different
kinds of identifying characteristics.
 Instruct students how to use the identifying characteristics
of a term to recognize an example of the term.
 Determine what kind of definition a student must
learn in your course: general, professional, technical.
 Develop test questions that use the new terms introduced
in your course to promote learning and student accountability.
 Share with students techniques on how to learn
and remember the new terms in their textbook by connecting the parts
of the definition of the new term to information already stored in
their mind.
 Instruct students on how to identify their learning
needs and translate these needs into learning requirements.
 Analyze a test to determine the percentage of test
questions that required students to recognize a definition and an example
of a term.
 Use definition test questions to promote student
accountability.
 Publish a learning guide instead of a syllabus.
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