What is CBAM? Stands for Concerns-Based Adoption Model Based on work done by F.F. Fuller An instrumental tool that individuals and groups can use to evaluate an innovation and how they feel about its use in their work
Key Tools 3 tools to collect data: Stages of Concern (SoC) Levels of Use (LoU) Innovations Configurations (IC) Key tool is the SoC questionnaire which measures the teacher’s concerns about an innovation.
SoC Questionnaire Assesses the 7 Stages of Concern: Awareness (stage 0) Informational (stage 1) Personal (stage 2) Management (stage 3) Consequences (stage 4) Collaboration (stage 5) Refocusing (stage 6)
LoU Tool Assesses how teachers are actually using the innovations (Levels of Use). The following 8 LoU have been proposed: non-use mechanical integration orientation routine renewal preparation refinement Obtained through observations, conversations, and interviews with teachers.
IC Tool Stands for Innovations Configurations. Used to identify the patterns of innovations that happen when different teachers implement these innovations in their classrooms.
Application Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM) has been used extensively in educational settings. Stages of Concerns Questionnaire tool (SoCQ) also utilized in terms of measuring teachers’ concerns, such as curricular reform.
Online Resources Official Concerns-Based Adoption Model site http://www.cbam.org/index.html Southwest Educational Development Laboratory informative videos and resources for tools and training http://www.sedl.org/cbam/
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