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ERIC Number: ED313016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
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Who Designs What, for Whom, Why and How? Some Preliminary Thoughts on Instructional Design and Educational Ideologies.
Wilson, Tom
The meaning of instructional design is explored as it relates to four ideological aims of education: The Cultural Transmission; The Romantic; The Progressive; and The Critical. Definitions of "instructional design" and "ideology" are first presented, and the four ideologies are briefly described. A heuristic (in matrix format) is then presented to indicate the relationship of instructional design to each of the ideologies in terms of who designs, what is designed, for whom it is intended, why do it, and how it should be done. It is argued that the use of instructional design is ethically justified only if it meets certain criteria most associated with the critical position. (GL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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