ERIC Number: ED445021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-28
Toward a Philosophy of Instructional Design.
Spector, J. Michael
What is the nature of instructional design? Is instructional design merely the practical application of learning theories to learning situations? What elements form the building blocks of instructional design theory and research? What assumptions about the nature of people and society are behind theories, principles, and practice? These questions arise naturally in the context of recent international discussions about foundation issues in instructional design. This paper asserts that there is an identifiable landscape (context, perspectives, issues, methods, and values) associated with instructional design. Key features of that landscape include assumptions about the nature of being a person and living in society. Without such an identifiable landscape, there is little real possibility for progress in instructional design research. (Contains 38 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).