Instructional curriculum map
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An instructional curriculum map (ICM) is an instructional design method developed by Gagné et al. (this needs verification) to plan the structure of a large learning module, i.e. a course.
Just roughly (for the moment):
- At course general we define general objectives to reach in terms of a prior needs analysis
- A course is divided into units
- Each unit is firstly designed in terms of a rather general goal to attain (enabling objective)
- Then, activities (teacher, learner) are defined in terms of subgoals to reach. Some also may rely on other input (e.g. previous knowledge, other courses)
- Each subgoal becomes a sub-unit if necessary
- For sub-unit design, see methods like nine events of instruction
Instructional design methods and models that include ICMs
- Most Instructional systems designs, e.g. Dick and Carey's Systematic Design of Instruction
- MISA, is a more complex model that pushes all analysis steps very far.
- Typical lesson planning methods also include some form of ICM.
- Gagné, R. M., and Briggs, L. J. and Wager, W. W., Principles of Instructional Design. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, (1992).