ERIC Number: ED215995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Facilitating Educational Change. Training Workshop. Initiating Change Through Inservice Education: A Topical Instructional Modules Series.
Dormant, Diane; Byers, Kathy
Workshop activities and materials designed to provide school personnel trainers with an organizing system, analytical skills, and strategies to increase training effectiveness are provided in five modules. The workshop is based on change agent principles and can be adapted to fit different situations. The introduction explains the workshop design, suggests methods of effective workshop planning, and discusses workshop evaluation. The five modules are presented, each with objectives, estimates of total time, suggested lecture content, and instructions for activities. The first module gives an overview of the model's four elements: adopters (the target population), blackbox (innovative technique or skill), change agent (the trainer), and domain (total environment). The second training module discusses working with the target population. In the third module, strategies for implementing the innovation are explored, and the fourth module reviews the roles and influence of the change agent or trainer. The fifth module examines the nature of the learning environment in which change is to occur. Masters for transparencies and worksheets for activities are provided for each module, and a list of 22 references is appended. Also included are short amd long term evaluation forms, a group introductory activity, and brief considerations for change agents. (FG)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: National Inservice Network, Bloomington, IN.