08 April 2010

Facts, Concepts, Processes, Principles, Procedures

Information types used in designing instruction: facts, concepts, processes, principles, procedures. Let's see if I can remember each without googling. Ok, facts are discrete informational nuggets that usually don't apply across knowledge domains. A chair is a concept; there are lots of kinds of chairs and lots of instances of chairs. A process is bunch of relationships, sometimes involving intangibles. A principle is a higher order rule that gets applied to different instances and situations. A procedure is a sequence of steps.

Well I was close.

I'd kind of like to use this framework with faculty when I help them with ID.