Instructional Design Theories and Models is a thorough yet concise overview of eight of the most comprehensive and best-known attempts to integrate knowledge about effective and appealing instruction. Chapters were written by the original theorists to provide a more accurate and behind-the-scenes look at the theories' development.
Instructional Design Theories and Models will provide educators, researchers, and students with:
* easy access to a broad range of integrated prescriptions for improving the quality of instruction
* chapters facilitating analysis, understanding, and evaluation of the theories
* editors' notes, chapter forewords, and a commentary chapter that identify similarities and differences among the instructional theories
* introductory chapters that provide guidance for developing a common knowledge base of integrated prescriptions
"…an outstanding summary and integration of a wide range of instructional design theories and models."
—Human Factor Society Newsletter
Contents: Unit 1:Instruction: What the Discipline is Like. C.M. Reigeluth, Instructional Design: What Is It Like and Why Is It? G.L. Gropper, A Metatheory of Instruction: A Framework for Analyzing and Evaluating Instructional Theories and Models. L.N. Landa, Descriptive and Prescriptive Theories of Learning and Instruction: An Analysis of their Relationships and Interactions. Unit 2:Models and Theories of Instruction. D.T. Aronson, L.J. Briggs, Contributions of Gagn and Briggs to a Prescriptive Model of Instruction. G.L. Gropper, A Behavioral Approach to Instructional Prescription. L.N. Landa, The Algo-Heuristic Theory of Instruction. J.M. Scandura, Instructional Strategies Based on the Structural Learning Theory. A. Collins, A.L. Stevens, A Cognitive Theory of Inquiry Teaching. M.D. Merrill, Component Display of Theory. C.M. Reigeluth, F.S. Stein, The Elaboration Theory of Instruction. J.M. Keller, Motivational Design of Instruction. Unit 3:Commentary. G.E. Snelbecker, Is Instructional Theory Alive and Well? Concluding Remarks.