There are many variations of components to lesson planning. The five resources that I would use to develop lesson planning for training sessions or in-services are Bloom’s Taxonomy, creating a positive learning environment, instructional process/strategies, assessment and planning.
I educate staff that are healthcare workers or managers of a facility on medical products. I create the education session either as training or as an in-service. I plan to use Bloom’s Taxonomy to create a structured lesson plan by using methods, activities and techniques for the learner to, remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate and to create a new point of view – the revised Blooms Taxonomy. This will able me to be more thorough in planning and organizing. The reason why I chose this article is because, Abudi (2014), suggests by using the Blooms Taxonomy information you are better able to create a training program that is a true learning experience for the learner.
Creating a Positive Learning Environment
The learners I present to are from diverse backgrounds and are knowledgeable adult learners, this being the reason why I picked this article. By adapting my plan, being flexible, on how and what I present to these learners, I can reinforce a positive learning environment. Through discussion I can learn more about the knowledgeable adult learner, so this learner can relate to the new information provided in the training. I can present the training in an informal setting with more dialogue and less passing on information, this way the learner will be more open to learning. In this ASTD published article “ How To Create A Good Learning Environment” (2006, p. 7-8), it characterizes how the instructor can be an effective one; by being the expert at the subject, being prepared, being interested in the learner, being flexible and respectful, maintaining a calm demeanor. I plan to use these tips and evolve to become more effective as an educator.
It is common for healthcare workers to be directed by their managers to attend the in-services I present. So for me, because it’s not self-directed by the learner, I have to make it interesting and fun, that’s why I picked this article. Ferland (2006). Ferland prepared activities to create fun in-services for her staff. I can use the “write a list from memory” activity, this can then turn into a discussion, or dialogue about the subject chosen. Other learning activities discussed in the article were used to get the staff engaged. This would improve my instructions by engaging the learner more, opening up discussion and dialogue in an atmosphere that is informal.
In the article “Informal Assessment Strategies: A-Z for the Math Classroom” (Moersch, 2008), there are many assessment techniques to choose from that I can apply in training or in-service sessions. I can use checklist assessment, before and after the in-service or training. I can create a checklist for preconception of the training, and a post checklist after the training or when the product has been evaluated for an observational technique. This will help me learn what the learner understood, and if I need to create individualized training. I can also incorporate exit cards, for the same reason.
The Learning Guide, a handbook for allied health professionals facilitating learning in the workplace – First Edition (The Learning Guide Working group. 2012), published by Health Education and Training Institute contains many ideas and concepts to help me with lesson planning. I chose this particular article as a resource for planning because of the broad range of educational content and the correlation with healthcare education. The article will help me customize a lesson plans for healthcare workers for training and in-services.
Abudi. (2014). Retrieved from http://www.ginaabudi.com: http://www.ginaabudi.com/using-blooms-taxonomy-teaching-adults-to-learn-effectively/
American Society for Training & Development . (2006). How to Create a Good Learning Environment – Issue 8506. Retrieved from http://www.astd.org: http://www.astd.org/Education/ASTD-Master-Trainer/~/media/Files/Education/Master%20Trainer/Orientation%20%20How%20to%20Create%20a%20Good%20Learning%20Environment%20Infoline.pd
Moersch, C. (2008). http://loticonnection.cachefly.net. Retrieved from http://loticonnection.com: http://loticonnection.cachefly.net/iste_2010/Informal_Assessment_Strategies.pdf
The Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) . (2012, May). The Learning Guide. Retrieved from http://www.heti.nsw.gov.au: http://www.heti.nsw.gov.au/Global/HETI-Resources/allied-health/allied-health-learning-guide.pdf