Designing Curriculum and Instruction I

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2050.01.1 : Conducting a Needs Analysis

The graduate conducts a needs analysis in order to identify the unmet needs of learners.



A needs analysis considers the learning objectives and the challenges and resources required to meet the goals of learners. To begin this task, you will choose an instructional unit that you have previously used in your classroom that includes an evaluation of students’ prior knowledge and skills. You will then conduct a needs analysis using data you previously collected about the unit. Using your analysis, you will then determine priority areas of educational needs.



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