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First Principles

Merrill, M.D. (2002). First Principles of Instruction. Educational Technology Research and Development 50(3). pp. 43–59. Impact I measure conceptual density by the number of highlights; I measure impact by the number of marginal annotations. My copy of Merrill's, First Principles of Instruction is almost illegible on both counts. Hypothesis Merrill argues for the existence of… Continue reading First Principles

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Planning (actually activity evaluation)

Wiggins, G.P. and McTighe, J. (2005). Understanding by Design. 2nd ed. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development. The first thing that struck me about the Wiggins chapter was that the opening Chinese proverb was wrong: if I'm an auditory learner, then I remember what I hear and forget what I see. This called… Continue reading Planning (actually activity evaluation)

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Assessment versus activity

Wiggins, G.P. and McTighe, J. (2005). Understanding by Design. 2nd ed. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development. As Cesar (I think) mentioned in class, all the theories seem to turn behaviorist when it comes to assessment, and Wiggins is no exception. What I liked about the coverage in Wiggins was the flow: “results… Continue reading Assessment versus activity