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Elaboration theory and test-driven development

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  • Bill Wake
    In Instructional Design Strategies and Tactices , by Cynthia Leshin, Joellyn Pollock, & Charles Reigeluth, they have a brief description (p. 3) of the
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      In "Instructional Design Strategies and Tactices", by Cynthia
      Leshin, Joellyn Pollock, & Charles Reigeluth, they have a brief
      description (p. 3) of the "Simplifying Conditions Method" of
      Elaboration Theory:

      "This sequencing strategy entails identifying the simplest kind of
      case an expert encounters in the real world, and starting the
      instruction with examples and practice on that kind of case. Even
      for complex cognitive tasks, this simplest kind of case is usually
      simple enough to teach within a 10-hour module of instruction. Next,
      you identify the conditions which make that kind of case simpler for
      the most complex kind of cases for performing the task. Those
      simplifying conditions can then be relaxed one at a time, with a
      module of instruction for each.

      In this manner, the learner is able to perform as well as an expert
      from the very first week of the instruction--for that one simple
      kind of case. The learner acquires a holistic vision of the tasks,
      albeit necessarily simplified and limited at the moment. And that
      holistic vision is a schema that the learner proceeds to elaborate
      as the instruction progresses."


      Wow! Sounds exactly like test-driven development.

      --
      Bill Wake William.Wake@... www.xp123.com
      Agile 2005 - July 24-29, 2005 - Denver, CO, USA
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