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Assignment

eparation is key to any good research paper and presentation. Next week, you will be creating your Final Paper and Presentation. It is important to begin gathering your information and sources to fulfill this project successfully. For your Final Paper, you will be designing a training module proposal (not a full training module). The title of this training module is “The Importance of Understanding Your Learners’ Needs”. Essentially, you will be proposing the information you would include for assisting managers gain knowledge in how to meet the learning needs of their departmental employees.

bones

Based on your developed knowledge about learning theory, this week you will be developing the “bones” for your final paper/presentation. Thus, you are organizing the information you will apply and fully develop  next week, as well as, confirm your understanding of each area of content to be included. 

Required elements: 

  1. Explain Behaviorism, Cognitivism, Constructivism, and Humanism as applied to learning.
  2. List and briefly (two or three sentences) describe seven perspectives/principles that you have learned about that you think would be important to teach managers so they can better understand their employees’ learning needs. These perspectives (principles) will be aligned with Behaviorism, Cognitivism, Constructivism, or Humanism.

Examples include:

  • From Behaviorism (associationistic models of learning)
    • Associative Learning , Classical Conditioning , Operant Conditioning, Conditioning, Extinction, and Ratio/Interval Schedules 
  • From Cognition (the cognitive science of information processing representations of learning).
    • Schema Theory, dialectical processing, Problem-Based Learning, memory development, categorization, Elaboration theory (i.e. Bloom’s Taxonomy), spiral curriculum, memory development, and coding.
  • From Constructivism (conceptions of knowledge are derived from the process of constructing individual interpretations of one’s experiences)
    • Cognitive Constructivism, Social Constructivism, Situated Cognition, Social Learning Theory, Zone of Proximal Development, and Discovery Learning
  • From Humanism
    • Motivational theories of learning (i.e. Self-determination Theory, Maslow’s hierarchy of Needs), Emotional Intelligence development, Multiple Intelligences, Experiential Learning , and Steiner pedagogy or Waldorf education.
  1. List and briefly explain seven strategies that could be applied in training based on the areas we have learned about the past weeks that you think would be the most successful based on the learning group.
  2. Explain how each strategy would help ensure learning is taking place.

Examples include:

  • From Behaviorism (associationistic models of learning)
  • From Cognition (the cognitive science of information processing representations of learning)
    • Practice, scaffolding of the content, repetition of curriculum/content, and application of Bloom’s Taxonomy 
  • From Constructivism (conceptions of knowledge are derived from the process of constructing individual interpretations of one’s experiences)
    • Scaffolding by the instructor, interactive learning as seen in role-playing, discussions, and  discovery activities
  • From Humanism
    • Meeting individual needs, activities that encourage belonging, autonomy, and competence, metacognitive activities,  and alignment of learning to personal experiences.
  1. Apply your research skills to this content by synthesizing supporting evidence from at least three scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library that defend these strategies as the best options for your training. View this great tutorial provided by the Ashford University Library which will show you how to find scholarly articles and how to assess the scholarly quality of the resource.  

Additional Requirements:

  1. Must be two to three double-spaced pages in length (excluding title page and references) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  2. The title page must include the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that introduces what you will be outlining in your paper.
  4. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms the learning perspectives/principles and strategies you chose.
  5. Must use at least three scholarly sources, all of which must come from the Ashford University Library.
  6. Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  7. Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Final Paper

For this assignment you will be stepping into the role of “expert”. You are one, of many, training specialists in your company and have been asked to submit a proposal for a training module for managers on how to meet the learning needs of their departmental employees.  

The title of your proposed training will be “The Importance of Understanding Your Employees’/Learners’ Needs” and it will include two parts: the written portion and the “pitch”, which will be submitted as a screencast presentation that includes audio and visuals. 

Part One:  The Written Assignment

For the written portion of your final assignment, you will research and critically explain five topics (areas of content) in learning that you think would be important to teach others. These components will be aligned with the course content and the following Learning Theories: 

  • Behaviorism – repetition, reinforcement (feedback), association, and classical and operant conditioning
  • Cognitivism – assimilation, accommodation, the information processing model, and intellectual stimulation
  • Constructivism – scaffolding, metacognition, problem-solving and inquiry-based learning
  • Humanism – holism, personal agency, individualization, and motivation

The five learning perspectives/principles you decide to focus on is up to you. In week four you submitted seven ideas to your instructor. Be sure to read this feedback to accurately choose the five you will use in the final. 

The second requirement of the written assignment includes explaining five strategies that you would use if you were to teach/train the assigned managers. For example, you may want to use scaffolding or the use of rewards. Fully explain why you will use each of the strategies you choose and how they support the assigned employee group. In week four you submitted seven ideas. Be sure to look at your instructor feedback and choose the strategies that you feel would be the most important.

Required content elements of the written assignment:

  1. Must begin with an introduction paragraph that includes an overall summary of the purpose of the assignment.
  2. Five areas of learning psychology content must be explained fully and clearly demonstrate your understanding of the included content and its importance in understanding learners’ needs. As you explain your learning perspectives/principles, critically and elaborately justify why you have chosen them based on your learner group.
  3. Five strategies, for which you would use to successfully train the learner group, must be fully developed, including the rationales for how these strategies might be used, based on critical thought. Discussion of the specific needs these managers may have to fully benefit from your training module should also be included.
  4. A conclusion paragraph or section that fully summarizes the information within the paper and also includes the time frame that you predict it will take to complete the training (i.e. two weeks, one year, etc.) Substantiate this time frame with creative and critical thoughts about how your learners will best retain the information you want to teach them.
  5. Apply basic research methods and gather resources that will support your content.

Required technical elements of your written assignment:

  • Must be five to six double-spaced pages in length, excluding title page and references, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a title page with the following: 
    • Title of presentation
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
    • URL link to your screencast
  • Must use at least four scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. 
  • Must be submitted to the Grammarly tool within the course prior to submission.