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First Principles of Instruction

Educational Technology Research and Development Volume 50, Number 3, ISSN 1042-1629


Examines instructional design theories and elaborates principles about when learning is promoted, i.e., when learners are engaged in solving real-world problems, when existing knowledge is activated as a foundation for new knowledge, and when new knowledge is demonstrated to the learner, applied by the learner, and integrated into the learner's world. (Contains 39 references.) (MES)


Merrill, M.D. (2002). First Principles of Instruction. Educational Technology Research and Development, 50(3), 43-59. Retrieved August 9, 2022 from .

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