Guiding the design of lessons by using the maplet framework

Matching aims, processes, learner expertise and technologies

Dirk Ifenthaler*, Maree Gosper

*Corresponding author for this work

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    This paper introduces the MAPLET framework that was developed to map andlink teaching aims, learning processes, learner expertise and technologies. An experimentalstudy with 65 participants is reported to test the effectiveness of the framework as a guideto the design of lessons embedded within larger units of study. The findings indicate thepotential of the MAPLET framework and reinforces the need to take a fresh approach tothe design and development of curriculum that makes more effective use of the diminishingtime available. It provides a conceptual model and working procedure that placesthe learner and the process of learning at the forefront of decisions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)561-578
    Number of pages18
    JournalInstructional Science
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014


    • Creativity
    • Curriculum Expertise
    • Lesson design
    • MAPLET

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