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Title: Educational design: Mediating between the ideal and the practical
Authors: McKenney, Susan
Keywords: design
educational design
Issue Date: 28-Dec-2012
Abstract: The 4C/ID model offers clear, research-based guidance on how to design powerful, in many ways, ideal instruction. But we know from research and experience alike that the ideal instructional pathway and those that can realistically be implemented are often rather dissimilar. The distance between ideal design and implementable design stands to be greatest when the implementation conditions are not taken into consideration from the very start. However, when the implementation context, rich with all its complexity, is studied and used to mediate decision making during design, careful trade-offs can be made and well-considered alternatives can be debated. This presentation discusses how instructional designers using the 4C/ID model can attend to factors that determine if and how innovations are understood, adopted and used by teachers and schools. In addition to discussing common causes for implementation failure, this keynote gives considerations for designing instructional interventions that are prone to implementation by being: value-added, clear, harmonious and tolerant. It aims to stimulate the audience to share their experiences and ideas about designing from an implementation perspective.
Description: McKenney, S. (2012, 27 April). Educational design: Mediating between the ideal and the practical. Invited keynote at the 4C-ID conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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