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ERIC Number: EJ846730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1324-0781
Instructional Design for Sociocultural Learning Environments
Grabinger, Scott; Aplin, Cary; Ponnappa-Brenner, Gitanjali
E-Journal of Instructional Science and Technology, v10 n1 Oct 2007
To meet the goal of "preparing people for an ever-changing world", instructional programs need to apply strategies that focus on the development of critical thinking, problem solving, research, and lifelong learning. Those goals require a sociocultural approach to instruction emphasizing learning from experience and discourse. Sociocultural instructional designers question the applicability of traditional ID models because their molecular approach focuses on controlling the learner and environment, which often leads to inert knowledge. This article develops a sociocultural ID model and compares views of learning, roles of learners and teachers, instructional strategies, and the use of tools with the traditional ID approach. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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