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ERIC Number: EJ847917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1551-3696
Starting from the End: Designing Instruction for Technology Skills
Hardre, Patricia
AACE Journal, v12 n3 p315-330 Jul 2004
Effective systematic design of instruction for teaching technology can be achieved by starting with end goals and working backward to building assessments, content, and context. This is so that instruction functions as a bridge from what learners know and can do, to what they need to know and do, to achieve the goals of instruction. This approach takes the technology teacher through the process of designing technology instruction, from cognitive and performance goals, through decoding goals into cognitive and sensorimotor tasks, to building instruction. The target product is technology instruction that functions systematically as a bridge from where learners begin, to where they need to go. Learner motivation, communication, assessment, and feedback are implemented as systematic, integrative, and iterative components of the whole design process. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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