Title

Education research. Instructional complexity and the science to constrain it.

Date of Original Version

11-22-2013

Type

Article

PubMed ID

24264979

Abstract or Description

Science and technology have had enormous impact on many areas of human endeavor but surprisingly little effect on education. Many large-scale field trials of science-based innovations in education have yielded scant evidence of improvement in student learning (1, 2), although a few have reliable positive outcomes (3, 4). Education involves many important issues, such as cultural questions of values, but we focus on instructional decision-making in the context of determined instructional goals and suggests ways to manage instructional complexity.

DOI

10.1126/science.1238056

 

Published In

Science, 342, 6161, 935-937.