Instructional Product on Preventing Teenage Pregnancy
Introduction to Section in Booklet
This project is a self-contained, self-paced instructional booklet for teens about preventing teenage pregnancy and sex education awareness. The instructional booklet taught learners how to incorporate strategies to prevent teenage pregnancy. This project included instructional materials and an evaluation process. The goal of the booklet is for high school students to be able to design a personal life plan for abstaining from teenage pregnancy by identifying myths about pregnancy, differentiating between STD’s, analyzing the consequences of teen pregnancy, and establishing empowerment in order to live a prosperous and productive life.
In order to design this project, many steps were involved. The steps included developing a goal statement and performance objectives, designing an instructional and sub-skill analysis, identifying the learners, learning context, and tools involved, and developing an ARCS chart. Once this was done the development of the actual product took place. Subsequently, the content, assessment items, and evaluation tools were developed. A 1-1 and small-group evaluation was done on the instructional product to the target audience to make revisions and give an idea about the effectiveness.
When designing this product, I gained skilled in planning using Gantt charts, analyzing learners and content, and incorporating instructional models such as Dick and Carey. The entire instructional booklet and the development process were done by me. The problem that I encountered was being able to develop content that was motivational and engaging for the target audience of high schoolers. This has taught me that I have to think like the target audience in order to develop effective and efficient instruction.