Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2001

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Jerry Willis

Abstract

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 as scenarios, which the researcher/instructor solved along with the students. The website that was created for the course included a discussion group, a course calendar, examples of successful student work, and student-created course notes.;Evaluation in the form of student focus groups, external evaluator comments, and researcher reflections discusses successful aspects of the project and identifies potential areas for improvement.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-8741

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Kristen Mary Wright-Evans

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI3003281

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

148 pages

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