The ‘ISLAGIATT’ principle is a term coined by Marti Eccles, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Effectiveness at Newcastle University.
The letters stand for ‘It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time’.
This principle encapsulates an approach in which the intervention strategy is arrived at before a thorough assessment has been made of the appropriate behavioural targets and what it would take to implement and achieve change in these behaviours.
Instead, personal experience, a favoured theory or cursory analysis is used as the starting point for intervention design, which often leads the programme down a fruitless path.
Have you ever said ISLAGIATT about one of your learning initiatives?
How can you avoid it next time?
Maybe a better analysis up front, especially a proper Behavioural Needs Analysis (BNA), which is the best foundation for a well designed learning intervention.
Grab copies of my ebooks to find out how 🙂
My best wishes, Paul