L&D: Feeding the Lesson Map with Valid Data

IMO a Lesson Map Should Not Be Brainstormed

But there are always exceptions.


They should be fed by the data from a Performance Model and Knowledge/Skills Matrices.


Each Design chunk – an INFO or a DEMO or an APPO (Application Exercise) is called an Instructional Activity.

The APPOs and DEMOs data comes from the Performance Model. The INFO data comes from the K/S Matrices.

As the Design Team being facilitated to construct the Design is the same group of Master Performers who generated the Analysis data feeding the Design – they may add to that data and fold it into the Design data.


Then each Instructional Activity is further designed/detailed/specified on an Instructional Activity Spec (Specification).


Analysis Data Feeding the Design

Can you see the potential APPOs and/or DEMOs in the Performance Model below?


Can you see the potential INFOs that would end up on a Lesson Map?


Don’t brainstorm the key data at the Design stage. Use the Analysis data that has been generated by Master Performers and vetted by others who know.


Facilitate Master Performers using a Group Process for both your Analysis and Design efforts.




CAD – Training Mag – 1984 – 6 page PDF – the first publication about Curriculum Architecture Design via a Group Process – published in Training Magazine in September 1984. Original manuscript (30 pages) – How to Build a Training Structure That Won’t Keep Burning Down.

Models and Matrices- NSPI PIJ -1984 – 5 page PDF – the first publication of the performance and enabler analysis methods for ISD, from NSPI’s (ISPI’s) Performance & Instruction Journal, November 1984.

Perf Modeling & Enabler Analysis – HR-Com – 2003 – 17 page PDF – an online publication at HR.Com in 2003 covering the analysis of both Performance Competence Requirements and the Enablers – part of my ISD (PACT) and Performance Improvement (EPPI) methods.

Modeling Mastery Performance and Systematically Deriving the Enablers for Performance Improvement – by Guy W. Wallace, CPT – Chapter 11 of the Handbook of Human Performance Technology – 3rd Edition – 2006.  This methodology was first published in this 1984 article in ISPI’s (then NSPI’s) PIJ in November 1984.


And here are some books that might help.


Check out the books – here.

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