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Cognitive Theory and the Design of Instruction

Educational Technology Volume 21, Number 7, ISSN 0013-1962


Discusses the contributions of cognitive theory to continued progress in the field of instructional design, and, correspondingly, what designers can do in the coming decade to facilitate the growth and development of the understanding of human cognition. Forty references are appended. (Author/LLS)


Wildman, T.M. (1981). Cognitive Theory and the Design of Instruction. Educational Technology, 21(7), 14-20. Retrieved October 25, 2020 from .

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