Unit 2: Overview

Congratulations on completing unit 1! Unit 2 continues the three general themes of the course featured in the previous unit: broad insights into how people learn; specific perspectives on instructional design, and connections between these insights and perspectives with instructional design approaches and tools. In particular, broad insights in unit 2 build on the three key findings of learning research by recognizing another major goal of education: to prepare learners for new problems and settings, or transfer. Drawing on this foundation, unit 2 also considers the following seven specific theoretical perspectives and applications:


  • Resource-based learning
  • Case-Based Learning
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Six C’s of Motivation
  • Teaching and Learning in Affective Domain