LO 2: GAP and Goals. To identify the learning gaps of the PD intervention and to define the learning goals of the PD intervention.
Some of the key concepts of effective PD are reviewed, such as the instructional design process, training needs analysis and target clientele. Understanding these key elements leads to the task of defining or clarifying the goals.
The four steps of the Instructional Design Process are detailed.They are:
Step 1: Needs Analysis of target clientele - the needs is the gap between the current and the desired situation
Step 2: Instructional design - addressing the who, how what questions
Step 3: Implementation - including the delivery mode (online, in person)
Step 4: Evaluation of participants’ learning
Needs analysis is defined and explored further as a whole group, through a presentation, before participants are asked to carry out their own needs analysis. Teacher competencies and expertise levels are considered as an important factor.
Activity 2 - Development task: Participants are asked to work in their Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to brainstorm and identify their target clientele, their learning goals and the needs of their audience.