MU Needs Analysis Notes
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- Summarize your instructional problem
- Confirm instructional problem: Teachers do not have accurate perception of PBL.
- Describe major issues that characterize the problem: Inaccurate perception of PBL. Resistance to change.
- Cite the sources of information: Online survey and anecdotal information.
- Describe your instructional solution: brief, online course
- List features addressing learning task or content
- Include a learner profile: classroom teachers
- Include a context analysis
- Identify major goals that address the problem.
- Identify and prioritize goals.
- I will be asking participants to learn new knowledge and a new way of thinking about teaching and learning. Project based learning is a real paradigm shift and the course needs to clarify the cognitive and educational theories that underly it.
- The initial survey confirmed the need. An additional survey at the beginning of the course could help clarify what prior knowledge the participants bring to the course.
- To my mind the instructional context of this is online, at the participants speed. The course itself will be VERY BRIEF as I want it to be a very positive experience. There is no pressure because the outcomes are not a product as much as a change in attitude.
- Has this issue been addressed before via professional development? No. Some teachers in my district were thrown into developing projects on their own but had no formal training.