Ten Steps to Complex Learning presents a path from an educational problem to a solution in a way that students, practitioners, and researchers can understand and easily use. Students in the field of instructional design can use this book to broaden their knowledge of the design of training programs for complex learning. Practitioners can use this book as a reference guide to support their design of courses, curricula, or environments for complex learning.

Now fully revised to incorporate the most current research in the field, this third edition of Ten Steps to Complex Learning includes many references to recent research as well as two new chapters. One new chapter deals with the training of 21st-century skills in educational programs based on the Ten Steps. The other deals with the design of assessment programs that are fully aligned with the Ten Steps. In the closing chapter, new directions for the further development of the Ten Steps are discussed.

chapter 1|10 pages

A New Approach to Instruction

chapter 2|28 pages

Four Blueprint Components

chapter 3|13 pages

Ten Steps

chapter 4|31 pages

Step 1

Design Learning Tasks

chapter 5|28 pages

Step 2

Design Performance Assessments

chapter 6|30 pages

Step 3

Sequence Learning Tasks

chapter 7|29 pages

Step 4

Design Supportive Information

chapter 8|11 pages

Step 5

Analyze Cognitive Strategies

chapter 9|18 pages

Step 6

Analyze Mental Models

chapter 10|27 pages

Step 7

Design Procedural Information

chapter 11|13 pages

Step 8

Analyze Cognitive Rules

chapter 12|13 pages

Step 9

Analyze Prerequisite Knowledge

chapter 13|23 pages

Step 10

Design Part-Task Practice

chapter 14|21 pages

Domain-General Skills

chapter 15|17 pages

Programs of Assessment

chapter 16|14 pages

Closing Remarks