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2001

Iowa State University

Art Education

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R2d2 Goes To Work: The Design And Development Of A First-Year Art Foundations Course , Kristen Mary Wright-Evans Jan 2001

R2d2 Goes To Work: The Design And Development Of A First-Year Art Foundations Course , Kristen Mary Wright-Evans

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation tells the story of the design and development of an experimental first-year art foundations course at Iowa State University. This instructional design (ID) project used an instructional design model that is based on a constructivist theory of learning and an interpretivist philosophy of science. The R2D2 ID model uses three principles---recursion, reflection, and participation---to guide the design and development process rather than a set of prescriptive steps that are typically found in traditional ID models.;The classroom environment was structured around the constructivist teaching strategies of cognitive apprenticeship and problem-based learning. Each of the studio problems were written ...