The Elaboration Theory of Instruction: A Model for Sequencing and Synthesizing Instruction
Discusses the importance of models of instruction and the need to consider subject-matter structure in organizing instruction. The components of the elaboration model and variations in the model for different kinds of goals are described.
Reigeluth, Charles M.; Merrill, M. David; Wilson, Brent G.; and Spiller, Reginald T., "The Elaboration Theory of Instruction: A Model for Sequencing and Synthesizing Instruction" (1980). ILT Faculty Publications. 8.