ERIC Number: ED432255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Employing Adult Education Principles in Instructional Design.
DeMartino, Darrell J.
An instructional systems approach to learning draws on principles of instructional design and development but also draws from theories such as behaviorism, information processing, cognitive theory, adult education, and systems theory among others. This paper focuses on how instructional designers can benefit from awareness of different adult education principles or theories. Traditionally instructional design is taught by connecting educational psychology via learning theories such as behaviorism, cognitive theory, and/or constructivism to learner design considerations. Although this is an acceptable manner for introducing instructional designers to varying educational theories, it does not provide a unified epistemology of learning and knowledge creation. This paper presents theories that reflect the primary view on which adult education is based, that learning is an interactive process constructed by the learner and not passively received from the environment. These adult education principles are then applied to instructional design issues. (Contains 15 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: SITE 99: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (10th, San Antonio, TX, February 28-March 4, 1999); see IR 019 584.