Stating the Outcome
The puppeteer shows the hand control with the 2 marionette highlighted to focus our attention on Step 2: Stating the Outcome. As a puppeteer when you are considering this step you ask yourself: who is my audience? What do I want the audience to do? Do I want them to laugh, cry, or think about issues in a new way? What can I do to make that happen? How do I know if I've achieved my goal? Each of those questions are represented by the a, b, c, d marionettes below 2. Together they represent Step 2: Stating the Outcome.
Stating the Outcome is the same as writing an objective or series of objectives. In the previous chapter you learned how to analyze the learner through a variety of sources: interviews with the learner and subject matter expert(s), pre-tests to determine prior knowledge, observations of the learner at work, and document analysis to understand the learner, their task, and their environment. This chapter explores ways you manipulate and consider that objective in order to describe what you want the learner to be able to do, think, or feel after instruction.