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The Learning Cycle

The process of instructional design can be cumbersome and challenging. The learning cycle requires the educator to prepare for and instruct students, identifying how their students learn best, the purpose of learning, and appropriate ways to engage students. Having an understanding of instructional design to include standards, objectives, instruction, and assessment better supports alignment in classroom learning. Each component of the learning cycle is a key step in meeting the instructional requirements of learning.

For this assignment, research the components of the learning cycle. Complete “Instructional Design Topic 1: The Learning Cycle” within the “Instructional Design Unit” template by clearly defining the different stages of the cycle.

Additionally, in 250-500 words, discuss the following in the Learning Cycle Summary portion of the template:                                                       

  • How the learning cycle is developmentally appropriate and promotes growth for young students.
  • How the learning cycle supports students’ strengths and diverse backgrounds.
  • A minimum of two instructional strategies for the grade level you intend to teach.

Support your response with 2-3 scholarly resources.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.