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    Theories of Instructional Design

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    Critique three instructional course/curriculum design models, (pay attention to behavioral, cognitive, and constructivist theories) and explain which of the three models seems most viable.

    Describe the various instructional design models.

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    Critique the three instructional design models and the supporting theory for each.

    Diamond, R. M. (2008). Designing and assessing courses and curricula: A practical guide (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Is a great reference

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    The main purpose of instructional designs is to make the learning process as effective, proficient, and engaging as possible. The most viable instructional design will not only meet the needs of the learner, but also reach the educational goal for that particular situation. While there are several models for instructional design, some of the most common include behaviorism, constructivism, and cognitivism.

    Behaviorism, developed by psychologist B.F. Skinner, is essentially the belief that learning takes place through training or conditioning. There are two key types of conditioning in behaviorism: classical and operant. Classical conditioning was proven in the well-known experiment with Ivan Pavlov's dog. In this experiment, the test subject began to illicit a response in connection with an unconnected stimulus. Operant ...

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    This solution critiques three instructional course/curriculum design models: behavioral, cognitive, and constructivist theories.