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Workshop Instructions


The Learning Process Methodology provides a powerful and universal model for the learning process and lies at the heart of Process Education theory. Since the goal of instructional design is to guide someone through the learning process, the LPM is inherently tied to the design of learning activities. Classic and contemporary studies of Learning and Instructional design have developed their own corresponding models, most of which are subsets of the LPM. Finding connections between their models and ours opens an essential dialogue between Process Educators and other schools of thought.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review the Learning Process Methodology and its connection to the design of learning activities
  • Learn about other models of the Learning Process and Instructional Design Process
  • Understand how these other models overlap with the LPM

Performance Criteria

  • For each step of the LPM, attendees can identify a component of a learning activity that is supported by the step.
  • Each attendee found a model for the learning process or instructional design process outside of Process Education and can describe the steps involved.
  • Each attendee maps the steps in the model they found to the steps in the LPM and produces possible explanations for models that reach beyond the scope of the LPM.

Resources (suggested models; using other models is encouraged)


  • Register for the workshop
  • Read through this facilitation plan
  • Ensure that you have access to and can use any of the following browsers: Google Chrome, Apple Safari, or Mozilla Firefox. Internet Explorer will not work.
  • Complete the following reading before the workshop.
  • Select a model from outside Process Education (either one of the models listed in the Resources or one of your own choosing) and use it to the answer the Exploration Questions in the forum for this workshop (before the workshop begins).
    1. What is the name of the model you chose?
    2. Is it a model of the Learning Process or a model for Instructional Design?
    3. What are the steps of the model?
    4. What are the similarities and differences between the LPM and the POGIL methodology for activity design?
  • At 7pm EST on March 27, 2017, join the Zoom meeting using the information available in the column at left. Should this be your first Zoom meeting, here are instructions on how to join a Zoom meeting. The Facilitator will give a brief orientation to the workshop and then will create Zoom Breakout Rooms for the teams. Each team will work in their Breakout Room to complete the workshop sections.
    • You can phone in to the meeting, but MUST use the Google Chrome browser to join the online portion.

    Synchronous Activity
    • Overview of LPM and POGIL methodology (10 min)
    • Discussion based on responses to first exploration question (10 min)
    • Break out into groups of 3 or 4
      • Discussion of non-Process Education models chosen based on responses to the last 3 exploration questions (20 min)
      • Answer the following question for each model (20 min)
        • Which steps of the model do not correlate to any step of the LPM?
          • If all steps correlate, what steps of the LPM are missing in the model? Could the model be improved by incorporating these steps?
          • If steps are missing then identify them and offer an explanation why the LPM does not include these.
    • Closure as a whole group (20 minutes)

Process Education integrates many different educational theories, processes, and tools in emphasizing the continuous development of learning skills through the use of assessment principles in order to produce learner self-development.