Singapore University of Social Sciences

Learning Needs Analysis

Learning Needs Analysis (ADL527)

Applications Open: 01 April 2022

Applications Close: 31 May 2022

Next Available Intake: July 2022

Course Types: Modular Graduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $2200 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Education

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


ADL527 Learning Needs Analysis (LNA) explores the different approaches used in identifying the gaps in the learning needs of students. It provides insights into the benefits of LNA and how it can provide an integrated solution to counter any weaknesses identified. Students will be expected to have hands-on sessions of devising a learning journey for students after employing a comprehensive learning analysis process.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Analyzing learning needs
  • Extensive needs analysis
  • Intensive needs analysis
  • Learning gaps and needs
  • The learning process and knowledge transfer
  • Components in Learning Needs Analysis
  • Tools and methods
  • The Learning Needs Analysis process
  • Integrated Learning Needs Analysis process
  • Benefits of Learning Needs Analysis
  • The Learning Needs Analysis in higher education
  • Designing an Learning Needs Analysis

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss key concepts in Learning Needs Analysis
  • Examine the rationale of conducting learning needs analysis
  • Relate the various stages in the learning needs assessment process to their objectives
  • Demonstrate the ability to extract, organise and analyse datasets in the learning needs analysis process
  • Design an integrated learning needs analysis to support developmental goals
  • Recommend appropriate learning provisions required based on learning needs analysis finding
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