Sunday, 28 July 2013

Publish a provisional essay plan for A1.1 - Second attempt (hopefully clearer)

What is my goal for writing this essay? My goal for writing this essay is to understand the problems for teachers and students when using learning games within the classroom for ASD children. I need to look at how this will effect the ecosystem by looking at the areas within the arena of change.

What information do I need to include? I need to include the change model(s) that inform my topic as well as show the links to it, I need have:
  • One source describing change from the perspective of an ecological framework
  • One source on the Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM)
  • One source on Technology adoption cycles
  • One source on the Learning/Adoption Trajectory (LAT)
I also need to have information relating to my learning games for ASD within literacy obtained from research. Also three sources on a change related theme

How will the information be organised?  By the following format:

Introduce learning games within the classroom for ASD children (what is the change)
Information about what learning opportunities will it provide (why is it important/necessary) - more involvement of ASD children, adaptable to other subjects, helps learners needs etc.
Arena of change - Ecological perspective
Statement about how the introduction of learning games will effect students, teachers and support staff. (impact on teachers)

Description of change model(s)
  • The Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM): A Model for Change in Individuals: explain how it applies to the change when introducing learning games for ASD. 
  • Creater Model: Explain how it would support the change process
Implications of change models

    • Implications of the CBAM change model including pros and cons. 
    • Implications of the Creater Model including pros and cons.
    • Summary of findings


    1. Hi Jennifer,

      Outstanding essay plan! It is well aligned with the learning outcomes for EDEM630. (There was no requirement to post a 2nd draft -- but appreciate your extra time in publishing the next iteration.)

      I think this is going to be a great essay and I look forward to learning more about the change dimensions in relation to gaming and ASD.

      Well done!

    2. Hi,

      I felt a bit confused still when writing the other one, after reading your comment and thinking about it I decided to do this for myself (in hope that I would be on the right track) so I am glad that it is along the correct lines for the assignment.
      Your feedback is definitely helpful when navigating unfamiliar territory :)