Chapter 9 – Stating Objectives


Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Define the word “objective”.
  • Explain the importance of objectives in teaching.
  • Write objectives.
  • Use a checklist to evaluate objectives.
  • Explain the difference between general and specific objectives.
  • Identify the final goal of Biblical teaching.


An objective is an aim or end of an action. It is a point, goal, or desired outcome to be achieved. When a teacher states objectives, he writes statements of goals for his students. These are stated in terms which describe what the students will be able to do after completing the lesson. The lesson you are currently studying has objectives. Go back to the beginning of the lesson and review these objectives.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.