What Do Instructional design Models Tell Us About Instruction?

  • Philippe Dessus


Instructional design is a mostly Anglo-Saxon research field whose interest is prescriptive aspects of instruction, i.e., how to organize instruction the most effectively possible. This review of the literature firstly presents some terminological and historical aspects of this field, and then reviews its current models among three paradigms: behaviourism, cognitivism and constructivism. We report the main evolutions of these models in stressing their underlying ideas about instruction.

How to Cite
Dessus, P. (2006) “What Do Instructional design Models Tell Us About Instruction?”, Swiss Journal of Educational Research, 28(1), pp. 137–158. doi: 10.24452/sjer.28.1.4723.