ERIC Number: EJ880149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
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Instructional Design and Technology Grounded in Enactivism: A Paradigm Shift?
Li, Qing; Clark, Bruce; Winchester, Ian
British Journal of Educational Technology, v41 n3 p403-419 May 2010
Although traditional instructional design and technology (IDT) has largely been based on objectivism, in the past 20 years, constructivism has emerged as a dominant framework for IDT. Both perspectives, however, present shortcomings. This paper explores enactivism--an emerging new philosophical world view--as an alternative paradigm. It also investigates the possibilities offered by this new paradigm to IDT. The philosophical world view known as enactivism is reviewed to illustrate the similarities and differences among the three philosophical paradigms, namely, objectivism, constructivism and enactivism. Finally, details of enactivism and its implications for IDT are explored.
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Instructional Design, World Views, Models, Educational Trends, Epistemology, Educational Technology
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