Responding to Amanda Street’s Blog

Hi Amanda,

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to look over your blog on instructional approaches. I agree that the article was a fantastic way to begin this course, and get everyone thinking about the theories behind learning design. I also found the chapter to be insightful at reminding me of the do’s and don’ts when designing a lesson for student success. Thank you for bringing up possibly the worst memory in mathematics in elementary school. I vividly remember taking those “mad minutes.” Even though they weren’t my favourite, they are a great example of what the behaviourism approach is. I appreciate how you gave examples of each behaviourism, cognitivism, and constructivism it gave me a better depiction of how to incorporate those approaches into my lesson plans in the future!

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