T&D: Don’t Conflate Models of Data and Models of Processes

They Relate – But Don’t Conflate

The Architectural Design Specifications of a building isn’t the same as the Building Development Process.

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I sometimes see this conflation done – sometimes inadvertently – but sometimes perhaps deliberately to set up a Strawman – for easy bayoneting.

Some models show the relationships of data – for example some set of data starts one off to derive – or design – the next set of data – dependent on the earlier data derived and/or designed. There are linkages.

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Some models show the flow of processes (steps, tasks, phases, stages, whatever) and are also relationships of data – for example some set of process descriptions starts one of to derive – or design – the next set of processes  – dependent on the earlier processes derived and/or designed. There are linkages.

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Here are wo of my key ISD methods – CAD (Curriculum Architecture Design) and my version of ADDIE: MCD/IAD (Modular Curriculum Development/Instructional Activity Development) and their flows – and then their linkage.

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Here are some of my ISD data – Knowledge/Skill Analysis Data on the left and Modular Architectural Design on the right – and while there are linkages they are not shown.

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The 1984 Training Magazine article and the original submission:

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.

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When you see a Model – understand what it is attempting to portray – and its limitations – and remember the famous saying:

“All models are wrong but some are useful”

-George Box

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