PurposeThis paper introduces innovative ways to design, develop, and implement original learning experiences, by defining certain design elements with illustrative vignettes from the classrooms of teacher pioneers. Design/methodology/approachA new rubric of design elements is presented that synthesizes and illustrates theoretical and empirical research. FindingsTeacher pioneers implement instructional design elements in a manner that supports the subordination of learning to teaching in their classrooms.Practical implicationsThe rubric organizes criteria to design, implement, analyze, and evaluate the extent to which instructional resources and approaches, at all levels and in all content areas, are likely to foster learners’ independence, autonomy and responsibility. Originality/valueThis paper provides a useful, concise, and clearly explained rubric of design elements that, when most effectively implemented, can prepare students to meet, with enthusiasm and confidence, whatever comes their way.
On the Horizon – Emerald Publishing
Published: Aug 8, 2016