ERIC Number: ED298889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
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Instructional Development: Art? Science? or Both?
Dills, Charles R.; Bass, Ronald K.
This introductory chapter addresses the question of whether the field of instructional development is a science, an art, or some combination of the two. It is suggested that the field is not merely a collection of flow charts, diagrams, and techniques, but a unified whole, to be understood first in terms of its underlying research foundation, conceptual structure, and fundamental tools and models. The implicit existence of a paradigm for the field is suggested, although it is noted that many in the field do not believe that such a paradigm exists. Finally, the current state and future of the field, both as a profession and as a business, are considered. (5 references) (Author/EW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Note: In: Instructional Development: The State of the Art, II; see IR 013 273. For volume I, see ED 292 444.