Future-focused learning strategy
Learning design is about understanding the gap between how things are now and a desired future where things are different.
The purpose of this exercise is to help you visualise what you want to achieve and to begin considering the different ways you can help bring about change through communication and learning.
The learner’s journey
Change only happens when people are willing to learn.
Learning itself is a process of change. This exercise helps you think about the stages your learner needs to go through on their personal journey of change.
You should start by thinking about what your learner knows, thinks and/or does now (Pre-awareness) and how you want them to be different in the future (Embedded practice).
ASK: Learning objectives
Broadly speaking learning objectives fall under three headings: Attitude (knowing why something needs to change and having the motivation to learn), Skills (know-how) and Knowledge (information).
There is overlap (for example, information can lead to a change in attitude) – but these categories provide a good starting point for defining learning objectives.
Learning activity planning
A good design will engage the learner in different ways dependent on the purpose (learning objective).
This exercise helps you to plot learning objectives against different types of activity and provides you with a sense of the variety of engagement types within the overall design.