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Constructivism and the Technology of Instruction : A Conversation - Thomas M. Duffy

Constructivism and the Technology of Instruction

A Conversation

By: Thomas M. Duffy (Editor), David H. Jonassen (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st October 1992
ISBN: 9780805812725
Number Of Pages: 232

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This book is about the implications of constructivism for instructional design practices, and more importantly, it is about a dialogue between instructional developers and learning theorists. Working with colleagues in each discipline, the editors were amazed to find a general lack of familiarity with each others' work. From an instructional design perspective, it seems that the practice of instructional design must be based on some conception of how people learn and what it means to learn. From a learning theory perspective, it seems obvious that the value of learning theory rests in the ability to predict the impact of alternative learning environments or instructional practices on what is learned. Thus the interchange of ideas between these disciplines is essential.
As a consequence of both the information rich environment and the technological capability, business is seen moving away from a fixed curriculum and toward providing information and instruction when it is needed. These changes bring about a window of opportunity establishing a dialogue that will provide for a richer understanding of learning and the instructional environment required to achieve that learning. The editors hope that this book is the beginning of the conversation and that it will serve to spur continued conversation between those involved in learning theory and those involved in the design of instruction.

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Constructivism: New Implications For Instructional Technologyp. 1
Theory into Practice: How Do We Link?p. 17
Assessing Constructions And Constructing Assessments A Dialoguep. 35
Technology Meets Constructivism Do They Make a Marriage?p. 45
Cognitive Flexibility, Constructivism, And Hypertext: Random Access Instruction For Advanced Knowledge Acquisition In Ill-Structured Domainsp. 57
Technology and the Design Of Generative Learning Environments Cognition and Technology Group Learning Technology Center Peabody College of Vanderbilt Universityp. 77
Instructional Technology Perspectivesp. 90
An Instructional Designer's View of Constructivism Walter Dick Florida State Universityp. 91
Constructivism And Instructional Designp. 99
Some Thoughts About Constructivism And Instructional Designp. 115
Knowledge Representation, Content Specification, and the Development Of Skill in Situation-Specific Knowledge Assembly: Some Constructivist Issues as They Relate To Cognitive Flexibility Theory and Hypertextp. 121
Attempting to Come to Grips With Alternative Perspectivesp. 129
Evaluating Constructivistic Learningp. 137
Reflections on the Implications Of Constructivism For Educational Technologyp. 149
In Defense of Extremismp. 157
What Constructivism Demands Of the Learnerp. 161
Reflections On the Conversationp. 166
Constructing Constructivismp. 167
The Assumptions of Constructivism And Instructional Designp. 177
Constructive Criticismsp. 183
An Eclectic Examination of Some Issues In the Constructivist-Isd Controversyp. 205
Author Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9780805812725
ISBN-10: 0805812725
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st October 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.89 x 15.37  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1