Are your course activities leading to desired change in your students? There’s been a lot of discussion between action and motion in the context of change leadership. Action, of course, leads to change, not motion. Good or bad change is another topic. It is good to be reminded of this when we are trying to make change at work or at home.

Have you ever made a motion plan? No. But, I’m sure you have made a few action plans, which are the activities your students complete. We see the benefits of taking “action” and these actions should lead to desired outcomes in your students.


Many have argued that this cycle graph resembling “motion”, it’s a cycle and can be very efficient in systems such as the Toyota method. Motion is very valuable, but doesn’t lead to change. Motion can be what students do to complete a course, but you can lead them to change through action.



This process graphic also includes motion, but can lead to change. The four action points lead to the fifth, a learning objective, which is the desired change you want to see in your students.


Take a quick look at your course activities and make sure every activity, your processes, lead to your objectives. Otherwise, students may find themselves in motion but not knowing where they are heading.

HKKS can look at your courses to ensure every activity is an action leading to an objective.


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