Curriculum Development Paper

2136 Words May 21st, 2012 9 Pages
Curriculum development paper
Jasdeep Mahngar
University of Phoenix
Developing and evaluating educational needs
Karen Burger
December 03, 2011

Curriculum development paper This paper develops a lesson plan for an education program. The education program focused for particular target audience-teenage mothers. According to McGrew, Shore (1991) teenage pregnancy is one of the most difficult issues for the teenagers, their families, and the community. The teenage parents are not ready for parenthood, and they drop off school to get a low paying job and never complete their education. Most of them are dependent on their parents for financial support making their parents stressed emotionally. The education program
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Recognition of post-partum depression and treatment Identification of instructional design model, learner characteristics, learning theory When planning the content and the teaching methods to be employed in the delivery of this course, it has to be borne in mind that a great number of teenaged mothers have not completed high school. Therefore, the course has to be presented in a simple manner. According to De Young (2009), if the learner cannot comprehend the written material, the materials are of little value and result in non-compliance. In addition the fact that they are teenagers means to make the course effective the course need to be presented in a dynamic “colorful” way to attract the attention and which will make an impression. Use of audio visual aids, power point presentations, some handouts, use worksheets, quizzes, group discussions, and some practical exercises would be beneficial in teaching the class. I would also include a guest speaker such as expert in midwifery and even any new mother who have gone through the same experience. I will also make use of digital imagery to show teenagers what a fetus looks like at certain stages, etc. I would use Knowles Learning theory, although because my target audiences are teenage mothers, I would have to adapt it to fit a teenage scenario as opposed to adults. Knowles Learning theory is based on four assumptions relating to the adult learner and the fifth one was added later. According to

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