What Should We Teach? Why Does This Need to Be Taught? What is an Instructional Strategy?

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Readings (apart from textbook)

Anderson, L. W., et al. (2001). A taxonomy for learning, teaching, and assessing: A revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives (Abridged ed.). New York, NY: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc. Chapter 3 – The Taxonomy Table.

Dick, W., Carey, L., and Carey, J. L. (2015). The systematic design of instruction. (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. Chapter 7 – Developing Assessment Instruments.

Merrill, M. D. (2002). First principles of instruction. Educational Technology Research and Development, 50(3), 43-59.

Schank, R. C. (2005). Lessons in learning, e-learning, and training: Perspectives and guidance for the enlightened trainer. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer. Chapter 14 – I Disagree with the Question.

Database of instructional strategies


Behavior Engineering Model

Content model worksheet

Goals worksheet

Strategy worksheet

What to look for in good instructional strategies

Relationship between instructional design activities