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EDUC 461 Instructional Design (Shanghai): Home

Online resources for your study of instructional design and the psychological foundations of teaching and learning

The Inquiry Process

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

Interactive presentation created by NCSU Libraries demonstrates

How to Read a Journal Article

What is Peer Review?

Peer Review is a process by which scholarly work or research (often articles) are subjected to evaluation by other experts on the topic. Reviewers judge the work by its originality, accuracy of information, importance to the field, research methodology, and other criteria to determine if it is worthy of publication. Peer Review is also sometimes called "refereed".

Scholarly is a broader category, that includes  peer review and review by editors who are experts in the subject. Both are very different from regular magazine articles which are usually reviewed by a professional editor who isn't an expert in the subject.

Selected Journals


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APA Style Guide

Course Description

Instructional design and the psychological foundations of teaching and learning are important components to individuals pursuing a complex understanding of teaching and learning. The theoretical foundations of learning involve the study of major learning theories, learner preferences, learner outcomes, the instructional process, individual differences, and optimal learning environments. Aspects of planning, instructional strategies, assessment, management, and creating a positive learning environment will be presented so that candidates can create comprehensive and meaningful instructional sequences to meet the diverse needs of students. Significant attention is given to connecting theory and practice through twenty corequisites hours of fieldwork in an elementary school.