Instructional Theories in Action: Lessons Illustrating Selected Theories and Models


Companion volume to the award-winning best seller Instructional Design Theories and Models, this book serves as a concrete introduction to instructional design for curriculum developers, teachers and teacher trainers, and students. Eight major theorists translate their works and theories into sets of instructional prescriptions; corresponding model lessons provide step-by-step illustrations of these theories.

Instructional Theories in Action features:

• overviews of the most important prescriptions and corresponding sample lesson plans written by the original theorists;

• practical, concrete approaches to presenting the major strategies and principles;

• model lessons focusing on the same objectives to facilitate comparisons of the theories;

• numbered comments that identify which instructional prescription is being implemented at each point of the sample lessons;

• chapter introductions, footnotes, and student study questions, and

• clear identification and cross referencing of commonalities that are often masked by varying terminology.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Barbara Petry
  • Harry Mouton
  • Charles M. Reigeluth
  • George L. Gropper
  • Lev N. Landa
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Hillsdale, NJ
Publication year:
  • 1987


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