TIC Checklist to Plan Instruction


TIC Checklist to Plan Instruction

Unit 5.5 includes The Instruction Cube (TIC): A Paradigm to Analyze the Efficiency of Instruction (PAEI) Lecture Notes; Dimension 1: Lesson Theme – Process or Content; Dimension 2: Instruction Focus – Descriptions of or Discussions about; Dimension 3: Planned Results – Managed Risks of Failure or Other; Eight Options for Instruction; Three TIC Strategies for Instruction; Calculating the Efficiency of Instruction with TIC; TIC Checklist to Plan Instruction; Implications of TIC; Analysts of Instruction; Instructor as Self-Analyst of Instruction; Electronic Technology as Analyst of Instruction; Discussion of TIC ETAP; and Unit 5.5: Assessment.

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Introduction The Instruction Cube (TIC) Checklist uses a learners’ view to identify choices instructors make when planning lessons. These decisions influence which students and how much the planner intends them to learn from a lesson. Observers may also use this checklist to analyze the instruction of the lesson as it occurs.

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