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ERIC Number: EJ890773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
Applying Merrill's First Principles of Instruction: Practical Methods Based on a Review of the Literature
Gardner, Joel
Educational Technology, v50 n2 p20-25 Mar-Apr 2010
Research has shown that when Merrill's First Principles of Instruction are used as part of an instructional strategy, student learning increases. Several articles describe these principles of instruction, including specific methods for implementing this theory. However, because teachers and designers often have little time to design instruction, it can be difficult to implement a comprehensive theory like First Principles of Instruction. Therefore, this article provides basic methods for applying First Principles, including several examples from the literature. It also provides a template for organizing a module or lesson plan using First Principles of Instruction. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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