ERIC Number: ED441833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-27
Alternative Research Approaches: Development Strategies in Educational Technology.
It is not advisable to discuss Instructional Design (ID) problems without having previously clarified the paradigm issue. After a reconstruction of the "objectivist" and "constructivist" points of view, reasons for preferring a realistic position are outlined. On that basis the theoretical status of ID statements is elaborated as either theoretical or technological. Both statement types are shown to be the results of different research strategies, logically as well as pragmatically. Whether there are reasons to follow preferably one of these approaches is considered, but it turns out that it is not possible to make a rational choice. The growth of knowledge in the ID field will be enhanced if both strategies are followed under the condition that they keep connected to each other systematically. (Contains 24 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 24-28, 2000).