and/or Project Approach
The approach should be planned, focused on both the terminal Performance Competence requirements of the Target Audience(s) and the Enabling K/Ss required – plus do an assessment of the ReUse potential for all existing Instructional and Informational Content – before getting to a Design effort – which itself is more than naming and sequencing Courses in some Path – or Menu.
Some approaches today a little more than extensions of very old school approaches to ID – approaches that were old school back in 1984 when I co-authored an Innovative approach – according to the editors at TRAINING Magazine who published the first article on Curriculum Architecture in September 1984 – see that here.
Some approaches today still use a traditional Task Analysis – versus a Performance Analysis – which for me first focuses first on the worthy outputs of performance and their measures – and then captures the associated tasks – as was covered in another article – published in November 1984 – in the NSPI (now ISPI) Performance & Instruction Journal – PIJ (now the Performance Improvement Journal – PIJ) – get that here.
And most approaches today simply shuffle around a bunch of boxes (Courses) and then call that Path a modular curriculum – when it is at best, a curriculum of modules. My approach produces a modular curriculum – of modular Events – that help with ReUse later – as is or after modification. Other approaches today almost guarantee that you’ll always need modifcation – big modification – unless you simple share because the titles have “face validity.”
Which is not good.
Besides these old articles – almost 30 years old – which were innovative then – and seemingly are still innovative today.
See my recent 12 minute Video about that in this Blog Post – here.
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