Consignors receive rev nun from their sales, with a small percentage kept back in order to cover operating costs for t he managers of the sale. The sale is marketed to local parents as a better way to sell their gently u seed items with higher profit margin than a regular consignment shop and a larger and more targeted audience than a neighborhood garage sale (Whale of a Sale, LLC, 2014). Instructional Problem and Goal New consignors (sellers) can become overwhelmed with the process of paretic potion in Whale of a Sale.Unlike a traditional consignment shop, WOOS consignors are et asked with selecting and preparing the the items they wish to sell, pricing those items, a ND entering them into an online inventory management system. They are essentially, their own “shopkeeper”, minus the “shop”. For those who are new to the process, This can lead to a el as than satisfying consignment experience in terms of time spent in the preparation vs.
return c n investment (what they earn from the sale) as well as problems during the drop off process, whew re consignors bring in their items to be screened.The instructional goal is to provide a unit of insist ruction that will address these concerns in a way that is approachable and will enable the Lear nerd to have a greater rate of return on their time and resources investment. 3 Learner Analysis Entry level skills required for the topic. Consignors who are new to the process need to have a basic familiarity with the following skills in order to participate in the c engagement process: Computer skills: Basic web research skills, operation of printing equipment, d ATA entry. . Cleaning and maintenance of clothing, toys and accessories. Computer skills, such as the ones mentioned above are needed so that the c monsignor can research suggested retail pricing to determine pricing for their items, print labels for the Eire merchandise and enter their items into the webbed consignment database.
Without these e skills, the consignor would not be able to participate unless they solicited someone else s help With these tasks.Cleaning and maintenance of clothing and toys is necessary, as all item s that are placed in the sale need to be in good working order and in excellent condition in terms Of cleanliness. If he item does not meet these criteria, they will be rejected at drop off. A useful LU skill includes knowing how to safely remove stubborn stains, as this will increase the perceive Veda quality of the item. To acquire this knowledge, potential consignors can consult web resource sees as well as veteran consignors or friends. Prior Knowledge. New consignors are typically not new to the concept of selling their used items.
They may have either sold their items to a traditional consignment t shop or have held their own garage sales. For those who have not engaged in one of the afore mentioned activities, hey may have attended Whale of a Sale or a similar consignment event and have become interested in participating themselves due to their satisfaction of the items the at they purchased 4 from the sale and/ or anecdotal comments from veteran consignors about the benefits of selling in this concept versus traditional consignment or garage sales.Characteristics of the learner group.
He learners in this group will primarily females with children between the ages of one through twelve years of age. Some oft he learners will be stay at home moms (SHAM) and others will be working mothers. Both groups have characteristics that will be Of benefit and Of challenge to the learning task. Cul durably, these groups differ in their motivations of why they are participating in the sale as w ell as the amount of time they have to devote to the preparation of the sale.
Stay at home mom s may have more time to devote to the process, and therefore may be less inclined to utilize the proposed unit of study, as they may not see the benefit. In the same vein, their increased flexible laity and time available may also be fruitful, as they will have more time to internalize the UN t of instruction and effectively apply it to yield an overall better consignment experience. For working mothers, they may not have as much time to dedicate to the sale and therefore need a more direct and structured process to accomplish their goal of preparing and selling items.In a personal example, my main barrier to selling was the idea of dedicating several hours of my day i n the weeks before the sale. I wish had someone who had a process already in place who could t ell me what to do to be successful in the least amount of time as possible! Learner Accommodations. The unit of instruction will accommodate both groups in that instead of reading through several lengthy web pages, the learners will have a more focused resource that will spell out and create a process management system of icons moment from start to finish.
This will entail shifting the current method of information delivery from a passes process (reading the website for “hoot” information) to a more active process, getting g the learners to 5 interact with the owners of the sale as well as veteran consignors. In the unit of instruction, directed learning, where earners acquire specific skills and knowledge relevant and essential to specific tasks and performance (Mackerel, 1996, p. 21 8), as well as context legalized learning (e. G.
; Learners using the basic information learned in the unit of instruction to actively prepare their items for sale. (Hero, L. , 2012, p. 14) will be used to help the learners g et the information in a way that will be more concrete and take the guesswork out of the consign meet process. Both concepts are ones that are consistently used in adult learning and training MO Dulles and will work well in this environment. Performance Context As mentioned in the introduction, the setting where the knowledge and skills will be applied will be a multiply consignment sale event in the Greater Indianapolis area.