Architecture of Learning, an instructional design model based on neurocognitive and educational research findings, equips teachers to design instruction based on a comprehensive understanding of learning, subject matter types, and assessment. Because current brain and learning research informed this model’s creation, instruction designed using this model enables natural learning.
Instructional design grids—Architecture of Learning Blueprints—align methods, subject matter, and student thinking to produce learning. The type of subject matter to be taught—skill, content, or a combination—dictates the type of Blueprint selected, customizing the teaching-learning process. The Blueprint guides the selection and sequence of learning activities that compose an instructional unit.