Learning Battle Cards Method creates the backbone for the whole family of LBC tools. It constitutes a structure called "7 Windows of Instructional Design" - a framework of working out the learning challenges.
The framework consists of 7 spaces ("windows") which should be taken into consideration while working on instruction:
1. ANALYSIS [of Needs]
Taking actions to identify and understand development needs; also to analyze the gap between the current state and the desired state – mainly in the domain of people’s competencies.
2. AWARENESS [Building]
Building the engagement of trainees, so that they can understand their skill gaps (move from the state of unconscious incompetence to the state of unconscious competence).
3. KNOWLEDGE [Transfer]
Taking communicative actions with the goal to make trainees effectively acquire information that is important to them.
4. SKILLS [Building]
Taking actions that allow trainees to gradually move up on the ladder from the novice to expert in the domain of carrying out specific tasks.
5. ATTITUDES [Shaping]
Taking actions that aim to shape trainees’ assessment of the surrounding world and create desirable reactions to specific situations and events.
6. IMPLEMENTATION [of new behaviors]
Making trainees adopt specific routines by transferring a declarative competence into every day (school, personal, professional, etc.) practice.
7. MEASUREMENT [of results]
Verifying the effectiveness of the development process and the individual achievements of the participants.
“7 Windows of Instructional Design” is a perfect canvas for leveraging on the design thinking approach during the instructional design process. In this so-called “Instructional Design Thinking” process all LBC solutions play an important role to:
- Build on the end-to-end framework of thinking (LBC Canvas, LBC Maps, LBC Development Kit),
- Open eyes for available learning approaches (LBC Cards, LBC Tokens),
- Flex minds and brainstorm on winning solutions (LBC Cards).
As a result, the method helps to co-create efficient learning solutions of various scales in an engaging and participatory way allowing for easy understanding of all details and effortless buy-in.