INTE 6710 ~ Creative Designs for Instructional MaterialsProject 1: Pecha Kucha Presentation Design Document
Aimee Cameron Willis
September 24, 2011
1. Significant Purpose
Creative writing…these are horribly intimidating words to many people, especially tolearners who are being “forced” to write creatively in their Language Arts class. Idesigned an EdWeb titled
Passion and Theme: Giving Life to Creative Writing
tosupport the 14-18 year old targeted audience in demystifying the creative writingprocess. Additionally, the Edweb provides concrete examples and activities thatencourage the learner to draw on the themes of life all around him/her to inspirepassion, which is the mother of creative writing. The purpose of this Pecha Kuchapresentation is to provide an interest piquing experience that generates excitement for the content and inspires an audience of potential learners to access the Edweb.The reason I am creating a presentation to promote the Edweb lies within the objectivesset forth that the presentation will be designed to accomplish, which are…1-Given the content of the Pecha Kucha presentation, the learner will questionformerly held opinions about the act of creative writing.2-Given the content of the Pecha Kucha presentation, the learner will seek moreinformation on the subject matter as provided by the Passion and Theme Edweb.3-Given the instructional information at the conclusion of the Pecha Kuchapresentation, the learner will be able to locate the Passion and Theme site.Therefore, the learners’ questioning, seeking and locating are the priorities behind thedesign of the presentation. From the point of view of the learner, the presentationshould affect him/her emotionally in order to pique interest in the subject of creativewriting, which often carries negative feelings and attitudes. This means the presentation“must be understandable, memorable and effective in changing thought and behavior”(Heath, 2008, p.4). Therefore, the presentation should introduce thought changingmaterial via strong visual content in order to affect the behavior intended, which is toseek more information on the subject provided by the Edweb.Many learners feel they just can’t write, because they don’t know what to write about, or they are terrible at grammar, so their writing is no good, anyway. The intention of thepresentation is to preview how the Edweb will crack these excuses wide open in a fun,relevant way and inspire the audience to seek to learn more about how creative writingis not some mythical creature, but an accessible creative outlet regardless of who youare or from where you come.
INTE 6710 ~ Project 1Page 1