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Educational Technology

1991 Volume 31, Number 9

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Attempting to Come to Grips with Alternative Perspectives

    Thomas M. Duffy & Anne K. Bednar

    Discusses theories of constructivism, educational technology, and instructional design that were raised in an earlier issue. Topics discussed include process versus content of learning;... More

    pp. 12-15

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  2. Some Thoughts about Constructivism and Instructional Design

    The Cognition and Technology Group at Vanderbilt addresses concerns related to constructivism and instructional design that were raised in an earlier issue. Relationship of ecological psychology... More

    pp. 16-18

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  3. What Constructivism Demands of the Learner

    D N. Perkins

    Discussion of constructivism that is based on concerns raised in an earlier issue focuses on demands placed on the learners. Three areas are explored: (1) cognitive complexity; (2) task management,... More

    pp. 19-21

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  4. Knowledge Representation, Content Specification, and the Development of Skill in Situation-Specific Knowledge Assembly; Some Constructivist Issues as They Relate to Cognitive Flexibility Theory and Hypertext

    Rand J. Spiro

    Expands on constructivist theories that were discussed in an earlier issue. Highlights include cognitive flexible theory; multiple knowledge representations; prespecification of knowledge; teaching... More

    pp. 22-25

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  5. In Defense of Extremism

    Donald J. Cunningham

    Presents remarks on constructivism that are based on a discussion in an earlier issue. Topics addressed include the role of theory in the instructional design process; the construction of knowledge... More

    pp. 26-27

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  6. Evaluating Constructivistic Learning

    David H. Jonassen

    Addresses problems in evaluation that are raised by constructivism. Highlights include a comparison of objectivism and constructivism; constructivistic criteria, including goal-free evaluation,... More

    pp. 28-33

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  7. The Assumptions of Constructivism and Instructional Design

    William D. Winn

    Discusses three assumptions that relate to constructivism and instructional design which are based on articles in an earlier issue: (1) an emphasis on learning rather than on performance and... More

    pp. 38-40

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  8. An Eclectic Examination of Some Issues in the Constructivist-ISD Controversy

    Sigmund Tobias

    Examines issues in the controversy between constructivists and instructional systems design (ISD) that were raised in an earlier issue. Students' prior knowledge is discussed, the development of... More

    pp. 41-43

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  9. A Philosophical Critique of the Claims of "Constructivism."

    Michael Molenda

    Discussion of claims of constructivism and educational technology that were raised in an earlier issue is presented in the form of a philosophical dialogue. Topics discussed include instructional... More

    pp. 44-48

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