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    June 10, 2005

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    elaboration theory

    Yes, this is interesting Metwaly. Thanks for the references -- haven't come across the Hoffmann reference, which I must read. Whether or not Reigeluth was consciously following Bruner's original conception of the spiral curriculum (The Process of Education, 1960 was the first reference, I think), it's clear that his work and that of Stein shows in detail how the curriculum thus envisaged could be micro-organised. Sometimes I wonder, though, how much Bruner and other early advocates of the spiral curriculum would agree with the quite highly organised structures of simple > complex, and abstract principle > concrete example that Reigeluth and others advocate. I thought that Bruner's original concept of spiralling was built around the idea of cognition preceding perception, therefore the re-visiting of knowledge that's involved in spiralling is a process of increasing knowledge-sophistication about the same objects; and it may be that Reigeluth has taken, or been taken by others, to be advocating a more linear approach?

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