Perhaps the most complex task in the dynamic process of facilitating teaching and learning or training is that referred to as instructional planning . In effect, the actual teaching-learning experiences that occur both in and out of the class setting are legitimized through the integrity of the plans that are conceptualized, developed, implemented and evaluated. Furthermore, the instructional or training plan establishes the foundational bases for the substance of pre-planned subject matter content and related activities that will take place during teaching-learning and organizational training sessions.

Several questions you might ponder are as follows: What instructional planning models have you utilized in your role as a higher education or organizational training instructor? What has been the source of your knowledge regarding higher education and organizational training planning? What do you view as essential factors in designing maximally functional plans? What indicators give evidence that a well designed plan resulted in intended achievement?