From the Mind’s Eye of the User by Dervin
Upon rereading this text, a few points became clearer with the context of other readings (especially Clark). Here are my “aha” points:
Methodology and Its Methods:
The Visual Connection by Baggio (Ch 4-6)
Baggio is such a nice read. I like this content because I have always felt that I am an extremely visual person--to the point that I’m almost anti-audio. I hate noisy environments and I rarely even listen to music. Silence is my favorite song!
Develop Technical Training by Ruth Colvin Clark (Chapters 1 & 2)
This reading almost felt like a blend of Baggio and Dervin. I think reading this helped me to connect to some of the ideas in Dervin with which I struggled.
Instructional Systems Development goes like this:
Task analysis seems to have been done for us for years by our curriculum: accounting for unconscious competence--remembering to teach the tiniest steps that are not obvious to people who are already competent. I think teaching Kindergarten helps teachers develop the skill to pay attention to this. I always say that I think every teacher should have to spend some time teaching Kindergarten!
Development: Sometimes I am grateful to have curriculum that has done all of this for us, because of the time it would take. Other times, I wish I could slow down and be creative.
Lesson structure includes: