Designing Environments for Constructive Learning

  • Thomas M. Duffy
  • Joost Lowyck
  • David H. Jonassen
  • Thomas M. Welsh

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 105)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Thomas M. Duffy, Joost Lowyck, David H. Jonassen, Thomas M. Welsh
      Pages 1-5
  3. Constructivist Learning Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Thomas M. Duffy, Joost Lowyck, David H. Jonassen, Thomas M. Welsh
      Pages 9-36
    3. Harry McMahon, William O’Neill
      Pages 37-57
    4. Peter C. Honebein, Thomas M. Duffy, Barry J. Fishman
      Pages 87-108
    5. Erik De Corte, Lieven Verschaffel, Hilde Schrooten, Hendrik Olivie, Antoon Vansina
      Pages 109-124
    6. Beau Fly Jones, Randy A. Knuth, Thomas M. Duffy
      Pages 125-137
  4. Design Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Randy A. Knuth, Donald J. Cunningham
      Pages 163-188
    3. David Jonassen, Terry Mayes, Ray McAleese
      Pages 231-247
    4. Cristina Zucchermaglio
      Pages 249-260
    5. P. Robert-Jan Simons
      Pages 291-313
    6. Manfred Prenzel, Heinz Mandl
      Pages 315-329
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 359-374

About this book


The idea for this book grew out of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop held at the Catholic University at Leuven, Belgium. We are grateful to NATO for support in conducting this workshop and for support in the preparation of this book. We are particularly grateful for their emphasis on designing the workshop to build collegiality. They suggested that we hold the meeting in a small town and that we organize evening activities to keep the group together and to promote informal and extended discussions. What sage advice. The excitement grew over the three days as we shared understandings and enriched our perspectives. Indeed, there was even a proclaimed "near" conversion to a constructivist perspective from one colleague trained in traditional instructional design methods. While we report this as a bit of a humorous anecdote, it most clearly reflects the sense of excitement that developed. We would also like to thank the staff at the Catholic University for their great support during the workshop. Their efforts and their good cheer were important components in the success of the meeting. In particular we would like to thank Jan Elen, Catherine Vermunicht and Jef Vanden Branden. Finally we would like to thank the personnel at Indiana University for their help in assembling this book. Deborah Shaw prepared the index. We thank her for the skill and speed with which she was able to work.


Ausbildung Constructivism Hypermedien Instructional design Konstruktives Lernen Lehrmethoden Pädagogik design education ergonomics framework hypermedia learning pedagogy tool

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas M. Duffy
    • 1
  • Joost Lowyck
    • 2
  • David H. Jonassen
    • 3
  • Thomas M. Welsh
    • 4
  1. 1.Instructional Systems TechnologyIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  2. 2.Instructional Psychology and TechnologyCatholic University of LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.Instructional TechnologyUniversity of ColoradoDenverUSA
  4. 4.Indiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-78071-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-78069-1
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