Tuesday, August 19, 2008

First Principles Handout



I have been researching effective teaching strategies and have settled on Merrill's First Principles of Instruction as an incredibly important contribution to the field of instructional design. I believe that Merrill has identified the most fundamental, effective methods for providing effective instruction in any setting.

To verify the ubiquitous nature of these principles, I reviewed several current instructional theories to see whether these Principles were reflected therein. The result was an article that I have recently published, found below:

2 comments:

Bruce Daniels said...

Joel-
I have just been working on a new project and am really working to implement the first principles. Any chance you have this in a more readable format. Maybe a PDF?
I want to post it on my wall as a quick reference and a reminder.
Thanks,

joel gardner said...

This is the only version I have of this handout, Bruce - I apologize! I will see if I can find anything else that might be useful to you.