This project is an instructional analysis. An instructional analysis identifies the learning steps that will be involved in reaching the ultimate goal of the instruction. It identifies what skills the learner has to be able to do to perform the primary or terminal learning goal and what skills are required to perform those goals. This instructional analysis is for a self-paced instructional unit on preventing teenage pregnancy for high school students.
In order to create this instructional analysis, there were many steps involved. The first step was gathering information about the task. I went to a sample group of high school students and asked them questions, using a learner analysis, to get their thoughts about what they wanted to learn about the topic. I also researched other programs that focused on this same topic to get more ideas. The next step was to create an instructional goal of what the students will be able to perform at the end of instruction. The instructional goal included the target audience, behavior that the target audience will perform, the conditions of the goal, and the degree. The last part of creating an instructional analysis is to break the instructional goal down into four main steps. Each of these major steps is analyzed further into a small number of steps, which were further analyzed themselves. The final product of the instructional analysis was created using Inspiration.
My role in this project was to gather information about the task, develop all of the components of the instructional analysis, and use Inspiration to create the final product. In addition, I used the instructional analysis to create the self-paced instructional unit. While doing this project, I learned that creating an effective instructional analysis is critical and vital when developing instruction. The instructional analysis provides the framework for instruction. One mistake that I made when creating this instructional analysis was that I numbered my sub-objectives incorrectly. To correct this problem, I renumbered the sub-objectives in order that they will be performed.