Beyond Buzzwords examines popular but ineffective instructional concepts and explains why many popular educational ideas lack evidence and theoretical support for improving instruction. Beyond Buzzwords critically examines instructional goals and the meaning of evidence-based instruction. A new instructional model is presented, based on scientifically sound learning theory that indicates how instructors can improve the quality of their instruction. Classroom and online instructional environments are contrasted in terms of key learning variables. Collaborative learning methods are also assessed in light of the presented model of higher-quality instruction. All instructors can improve their instructional quality through the principles and model presented.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 152
Weight: 404 g
Dimensions: 240 x 157 x 18 mm
Dr. Jorczak provides an evidence-based framework for improving instruction. -- D. Dupuis, Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI), University of Minnesota
This book is needed in the highly professional field of instructional design because it combines contemporary learning theories with field based best practices. It would be valuable as a college text and practitioners handy reference source. -- R. Tennyson, University of Minnesota Twin Cities