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Elements of Instruction : The Building Blocks of Lesson Design - by Michael Molenda (Paperback)
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The Elements of Instruction proposes a new, common-sense typology to describe the basic components of the teaching-learning process. Based on four decades of research and classroom experience, this conceptual schema guides instructors to view any lesson or curriculum as a series of building blocks consisting of varying arrangements of teacher, learners, and resources. The book’s eight teaching-learning configurations are applicable across all educational levels and venues, whether in formal education or corporate training. Cogent explorations of their strengths and limitations, meanwhile, are followed by recommendations for best practices for implementing each. By using this system of building blocks to visualize lesson design and learning requirements as an effective sequence, instructional designers will be better prepared to adapt and evolve their techniques to fit any scenario, classroom context, or technology trend.