Understanding the Learning Cycle
The process of instructional design can be cumbersome and challenging. The learning cycle requires the educator to prepare for and instruct students, identifying how their students learn best, the purpose of learning, and appropriate ways to engage students. Having an understanding of instructional design to include standards, objectives, instruction, and assessment better supports alignment in classroom learning. Each component of the learning cycle is a key step in meeting the instructional requirements of learning.
For this assignment, research the components of the learning cycle. Complete “Instructional Design Topic 1: The Learning Cycle” within the "Instructional Design Unit" template by clearly defining the different stages of the cycle.
Additionally, discuss the following in the Learning Cycle Summary portion of the template:
1.How the learning cycle is developmentally appropriate and promotes growth for young students.
2. How the learning cycle supports students’ strengths and diverse backgrounds.
A minimum of two instructional strategies for the grade level you intend to teach.
Support your response with 2-3 scholarly resources.
While GCU style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected. In-text citations and references should be presented using the documentation guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, which is located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.