ERIC Number: EJ850073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
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Aesthetic Principles for Instructional Design
Parrish, Patrick E.
Educational Technology Research and Development, v57 n4 p511-528 Aug 2009
This article offers principles that contribute to developing the aesthetics of instructional design. Rather than describing merely the surface qualities of things and events, the concept of aesthetics as applied here pertains to heightened, integral experience. Aesthetic experiences are those that are immersive, infused with meaning, and felt as coherent and complete. Any transformative learning experience will have significant aesthetic qualities, and all instructional situations can benefit from attention to these qualities. Drawn from aesthetics theory and research and informed by current ID and learning theories, a set of five first principles and twelve guidelines for their application are described. The principles are not only compatible with existing ID theory bases but can complement and support that theory by offering ways to embody it in engaging learning experiences.
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Instructional Design, Transformative Learning, Learning Experience, Aesthetics, Guidelines, Educational Principles, Educational Technology
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