Plan your work; work your plan.
This well-worn phrase still holds good advice for both the novice and the "pro" in
conducting human resource programs.While senior trainers may not agree on a particular format or model for lesson
planning, they all agree on the necessity of having some kind of working papers.
This chapter will suggest outlines for your consideration and offer some sound and
workable ideas about how to construct a written lesson plan.
What Is a Lesson Plan?
A lesson plan is simply a blueprint that identifies the basic five Ws (who, what,
where, when, and why), with a few other items thrown in. It includes the audience
(who), the topic and content (what), the location (where), the time frames (when),
and the objectives (why).While these are important elements, a good lesson plan also includes additional
items such as those suggested in Figure 5-1
Program Content—Lesson Planning
An important part of the preparation for your session lies in your lesson-planning effort. As suggested, a lesson plan can take any of several forms and is merely a guideline for you to follow in your presentation.There are several good reasons for constructing a lesson plan for every session in
which you are involved.
|• ||The plan will help you stay on the proper track and lead you to your stated
|• ||Properly written, your lesson plan will give the sequence and priorities of
the topics you want to cover, providing a systematic and logical order of the
knowledge, skills, or attitudes you will discuss. |