ID Models: A Recipe for Effective Instruction

Peanut butter and jelly…Apples and cinnamon…Wine and cheese...Chocolate and peanut butter…Coffee and cream…Cookies and milk…in the words of Homer Simpson, “Mmmmm….” Food pairing, i.e. the idea that two straightforward foods/ingredients can be combined to create a flavor that is entirely new and wonderful, has long been a fundamental idea of cooking.   Recently, however, scientists have … Continue reading ID Models: A Recipe for Effective Instruction

Constructing Learning through Projects

At its heart, learning is defined by change; i.e. because of learning, the learner exhibits a change in behavior and/or performance (Gagne, 1965; Schunk, 1991; Ertmer & Newby, 1993; De Houwer, Barnes-Holmes, & Moores, 2013; Driscoll, 2004).  Of course, the methodology by which how this change is best accomplished has been a foundational concern of … Continue reading Constructing Learning through Projects