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Six Steps for Design of Learning Experiences +

1. Recognition of a need: Definition of the potential skills that if developed would help the partner better achieve their goals. A felt need or motivation?why is improvement in this skills important?
2. Teaching: Learning the skill, what it is, how to do it, and what will it looks like when successfully implemented.
3. Practice: Allowing the partner to try the skill in a controlled situation.
4. Feedback/
Discussion of their performance against an agreed to standard. Coaching on how to do it better.
5. Application Goal-Setting: Development of action plans for exactly how the new skill will be used in the real world. Record these actions in the partner?s journal.
6. Follow-up support: Follow up support: Use the partner?s journal to reflect on the application and needed additional actions or leanings.

See Six Steps For Design Of Learning Experiences Worksheet to develop a game plan of activities to help your partner learn new skills.

+ Adapted from Lyle M. Spencer, Signe M. Spencer. Competence at Work: Models For Superior Performances. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York, New York. Pp. 290-291.

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