This chapter continues the presentation of the TCS stages and
sequence with an in-depth discussion of the target goals stage. This stage begins
the task planning and implementation sequence (TPIS), which includes generating and prioritizing target goals, selecting tasks to achieve these goals, predicting obstacles to successful implementation of tasks, revising tasks based
upon consideration of potential obstacles, and clearly articulating selected target goals and tasks in the form of a written contract. TPIS is a central part of
TCS, and is found in each phase of the model. It is shown below in bold.
Outline of TCS Prior to Completion of First Contract
|Explaining supervision and TCS|
|Target goals stage|
|Identifying, prioritizing, and selecting tasks|
|Anticipating and negotiating potential obstacles|
As discussed in chapter 3, learning is most effective when it is structured,
focused, involves supervisee participation, and entails clearly defined learning objectives, activities, expectations, and criteria for evaluation. The TPIS
process puts these principles of effective educational supervision into action.