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Instructional Design, 3rd Edition

Instructional Design, 3rd Edition

Patricia L. Smith, Tillman J. Ragan

ISBN: 978-0-471-39353-5

Dec 2004

400 pages

In Stock



A well-documented, theory-based treatment that focuses on instructional design’s application to industry and K-12 education. Offers extensive procedural assistance, emphasizing the foundations and first principles upon which most of the models and procedures in the field are built. An Extended Example (now online) showcases applications of concepts and techniques using a single subject area and course (Digital Photography).

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One. Introduction to Instructional Design.

Two. Foundations of Instructional Design.


Three. Instructional Analysis: Analyzing the Learning Context.

Four. Instructional Analysis: Analyzing the Learner.

Five. Instructional Analysis: Analyzing the Learning Task.

Six. Assessing Learning from Instruction.


Seven. A Framework for Instructional Strategy Design.

Eight. Strategies for Declarative Knowledge Instruction.

Nine. Strategies for Instruction Leading to Concept Learning.

Ten. Strategies for Instruction Leading to Learning Procedures.

Eleven. Strategies for Instruction Leading to Principle Learning.

Tweleve. Strategies for Problem-Solving Instruction.

Thirteen. Strategies for Cognitive Strategy Instruction. 

Fourteen. Strategies for Attitude Change, Motivation, and Interest.

Fifteen. Strategies for Psychomotor Skill Learning.

Sixteen. Marco Strategies: Integration of Types of Learning.


Seventeen. Implementation.

Eighteen. Management of Instruction.

Nineteen. Formative and Summative Evaluation.


Twenty. Conclusions and Future Directions.

  • A new chapter, “Implementation,” contains practical implementation suggestions, and provides recommendations for successful instructional design efforts.
  • A new chapter, “Management of Instruction,” emphasizes project management concepts and tools of relevance to instructional designers.
  • Contains an updated and revised Extended Example--this edition available online--that showscases applications of instructional design concepts and techniques using a single subject area and course (Digital Photography).
  • A robust Learning Resources website at that, in addition to the Extended Example, provides feedback for all chapter exercises, sample sylalbi, learning activities, figures and illustrations, lecture-launcher PowerPoints, job aids, example objectives for each type of learning, online chapters on production of media, delivery strategies, motivation strategies, and much more. 
  • Examples from both industry and K-12 education.
  • Exercises within the chapters, which provide opportunities for monitoring learning in stages.
  • Graphic summaries at the end of each chapter.