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Instructional Design for Elementary Education - Chapter Summary
This chapter examines the basic elements of instructional design for elementary-level curricula. Follow along with our expert instructors to review disciplinary subject structures, the lesson planning process, scaffolding theory, sequenced instruction methods and more. When you're finished working through the chapter, you should be able to:
- Describe the structure of several disciplinary subjects
- Evaluate the uses of lesson planning and prerequisite relationships
- Design sequenced instruction to enhance student learning
- Recognize the characteristics of effective lesson plans
- Explain scaffolding theory in education
To help you reinforce your knowledge of these instructional design concepts, we've included short quizzes throughout the chapter. Our subject-matter experts can answer your topical questions, so don't hesitate to use the Ask the Expert feature. The dashboard will keep track of your progress throughout the chapter, and you can go over the materials as many times as needed. The chapter is available 24/7, and you can log in and study on various devices.
1. Understanding the Structure of Disciplinary Subjects
In this lesson, we will discuss the dominant structures and subcategories of several academic disciplines. We will look at some examples of discipline structures and how that may impact how those topics are taught.
2. Prerequisite Relationships & Lesson Planning: Uses & Examples
This lesson is designed to help you gain an understanding of prerequisites and the relationship they have with lesson planning. Examples and uses of prerequisites will be explored for further understanding of this relationship.
3. Designing Sequenced Instruction for Student Learning
Planning and designing instruction is necessary for student learning. This lesson explains how teachers can design lessons in a clear sequence and gives examples of classroom use.
4. Effective Lesson Plans: Characteristics & Elements
Writing lesson plans can be an overwhelming task at times. This lesson provides a guide to effective lesson planning. Learn about techniques, examples, and how to build a plan that benefits the educator and students.
5. Scaffolding in Education: Definition, Theory & Examples
This lesson defines scaffolding in education and examines how it's used in the learning process. Learn about the theory behind scaffolding and the origins of the term, then test your knowledge with a brief quiz.
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