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Learning Theories, Pedagogic Strategies and Instructional Design: An overview

Learning Theories, Pedagogic Strategies and Instructional Design: An overview

An Articulate presentation that provides an overview of learning theories (behaviourism, cognitivism and constructivism) and pedagogic strategies (ISD, Dick and Carey, Gagne's 9 events of instruction, Problem and Project based Learning). The presentation concludes by listing components of the theories and strategies that teachers might use to guide the design of lesson plans. It is suggested that the presentation might also serve as a review for...

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Pamela Hernandez
Pamela Hernandez (Student)
9 years ago

The timing of the slides made it very difficult to review. In the first module, the auto-advance is set to 5 seconds per slide, regardless of the amount of information on the slide. Unless the slides are following a pre-recorded audio track, they should allow the reader to advance the slide. There is a significant amount of information in the notes to guide instruction, but the reader must constantly be pressing "pause" to allow time to read.

Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes
Beatriz Carramolino
10 years ago

Short and practical information about main educational paradigms.

Time spent reviewing site: 12 minutes
susan farber
susan farber (post doctoral position)
10 years ago

I appreciate the thought and collection of key concepts within the sequence of slides on theories which support learning. I did not see the notes, or the references. 

i sense that these learning materials would be enhanced with the inclusion of a reading list to guide students to the seminal authors behind these theories. 

Technical Remarks:

the slides being timed are nice. i did have to stop the slides, so i could read all of the details on slides with more text. i know that i am a deliberative reader, which impacts my reading speed. thank you for preparing and sharing this resource. 

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes
Brenda Boyd
Brenda Boyd (Administrator)
10 years ago

Contents explain three different learning theories: behaviorism, cognitivism, and social constructivism. Extensive references with links. Some of the Articulate files have some interactive activities to explore things like Gagne's 9 Events of Instruction.

Technical Remarks:

I thought there would be audio; the slides are paused for the same amount of time, making it difficult to read some of them that have a lot of content.

Perhaps you could do a voice over or have an audio file to go along with it for people with sight impairments.