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Ten Steps to Complex Learning

A Systematic Approach to Four-Component Instructional Design, 2nd Edition

By Jeroen J. G. van Merriënboer, Paul A. Kirschner

© 2013 – Routledge

330 pages

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Paperback: 9780415807968
pub: 2012-10-04
Hardback: 9780415807951
pub: 2012-10-03

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Ten Steps to Complex Learning presents a path from a training problem to a training solution in a way that students, practitioners (both instructional designers and teachers), and researchers can understand and easily use. Practitioners can use this book as a reference guide to support their design of courses, materials, or environments for complex learning. Students in the field of instructional design can use this book to broaden their knowledge of the design of training programs for complex learning.

Now fully revised to incorporate the most current research in the field, this second edition of Ten Steps to Complex Learning includes user-friendly examples and case studies, and demonstrates the application of the ten steps in relation to the design of serious games, learning networks, social media, and new developments in educational neuroscience.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. A New Approach to Instruction. Four Blueprint Components. Ten Steps. Step 1: Design Learning Tasks. Step 2: Sequence Task Classes. Step 3: Set Performance Objectives. Step 4: Design Supportive Information. Step 5: Analyze Cognitive Strategies. Step 6: Analyze Mental Models. Step 7: Design Procedural Information. Step 8: Analyze Cognitive Rules. Step 9: Analyze Prerequisite Knowledge. Step 10: Design Part-Task Practice. Use of Media. Self-Directed Learning. Closing Remarks.

About the Authors

Jeroen J. G. van Merriënboer (1959) is professor of Learning and Instruction at Maastricht University, The Netherlands, where he is heading the research program of the Graduate School of Health Professions Education (SHE). He has published over 150 scientific articles in the areas of learning and instruction and medical education.

Paul A. Kirschner (1951) is professor of Educational Psychology, Program Chair of the Learning and Cognition program and Coordinator of Research at the Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies (CELSTEC) at the Open University of the Netherlands, and Scientific Director of the Netherlands Laboratory for Lifelong Learning (NeLLL).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Computers & Technology