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PRIME II’s Performance Learning Methodology

A system and tools for identifying training content and methods

Too often, training programs for family planning and reproductive health providers have been burdened with more content than is essential for ensuring adequate job performance. As a result, training often takes too long and delivers too little. Typical training development processes have fostered this situation by failing to include tools for screening proposed content by matching content contributions with desired performance.

The Performance Learning Methodology (PLM) provides a practical and easy-to-use way to identify and deliver the necessary content and most effective approach for a particular training event. As a systematic, analytical methodology with associated tools, PLM enables training developers to select content appropriate for the learners by focusing on the most essential skills and knowledge for achieving desired performance. Key to this process is a filtering concept that employs a rating system to help training and content developers “let go” of unnecessary material. Once the essential content is identified, PLM enables training developers to select the most appropriate methods, placing at their fingertips an array of evidence-based principles that promote effective learning, retention and transfer of content.