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Instructional Science: What Is It and Where Did It Come From?


Educational Technology Volume 29, Number 6, ISSN 0013-1962


Describes the development of the field of instructional science through a hypothetical dialogue. Topics discussed include programed instruction; behavioral psychology; learning theorists; cognitive psychology; concept learning; military training; applied versus basic research; behaviorism; computer-assisted instruction; educational evaluation; instructional design; and the future of instructional science. (32 references) (LRW)


Osguthorpe, R.T. & Zhou, L. (1989). Instructional Science: What Is It and Where Did It Come From?. Educational Technology, 29(6), 7-17. Retrieved July 18, 2019 from .

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