Accession Number : ADA183919

Title :   Cognitive Principles for Instructional Design.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 83-Feb 87,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Personal Author(s) : Reif,Frederick

PDF Url : ADA183919

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : This final report summarizes briefly work done to formulate and test some cognitively-based principles useful for designing instruction in scientific or engineering fields. These principles stress particularly the coherence and interpretability of the knowledge acquired by students. The principles were specifically applied to analyze the underlying knowledge and thought processes needed to interpret scientific concepts effectively; to investigate how actual experts and novice students interpret such concepts; and to devise and test instruction designed to teach such concepts more effectively. Attempts were also made to devise computational environments to explore and implement these instructional ideas. Keywords: Instruction, Learning, Science, Concepts.

Descriptors :   *COGNITION, *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, COGNITION, COMPUTATIONS, ENGINEERING, INSTRUCTIONS, LEARNING, STUDENTS

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE