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My publications fall into five topics:

The Paradigm Change Process


My early work here was strongly influenced by Bela Banathy and Patrick Jenlink, while my more recent work has been strongly influenced by Francis Duffy and my field experience in the Decatur school district.

Instructional Theory for the New Paradigm


In this section, I chronologically present my work on instructional theory, though some publications here also deal with the other aspects of a vision and thus are repeated there.

Educational Technology for the New Paradigm


These publications address ways that tech-nology can serve the learner-centered paradigm of education: recordkeeping, planning, instruction, and assess-ment for learning.

Organizational Structure of the New Paradigm


This is the third major part of a vision of the learner-centered paradigm.  It includes teacher ownership of schools, and choice for students, parents, and teachers, among others.



These are publications that don't fit into any of the previous categories.

Earlier Activity

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Special Issue of Educational Technology


I co-edited a special issue of Educational Technology on paradigm change in education - Volume 54, Number 3 (May-June 2014).  It contains the following articles:


  1. Paradigm change in educaiton: Introduction to special issue, by Charles M. Reigeluth & Francis M. Duffy, Guest Editors  PDF

  2. A paradigm for learning in a world of continuous change, by Scott Thompson

  3. How to personalize learning in K-12 schools: Five essential design features, by Dabae Lee

  4. The learner-centered paradigm of education: Roles for technology, by Charles M. Reigeluth  PDF

  5. Transformational dialogues for public education: Moving from tweaking to transforming at the state level, by Daniel H. Kim

  6. Paradigms, mental models, and mind-sets: Triple barriers to transformational change in school systems, by Francis M. Duffy

  7. Engaging at-risk populations in the systemic educational transformation process, by Sunnie Lee Watson & William R. Watson

  8. Transforming education with self-directed project-based learning: The Minnesota New Country School, by Sinem Aslan, Charles M. Reigeluth & Dee Thomas  PDF

  9. Implementing learner-centered educational strategies: The Bloomington Project School, by Pratima Dutta

  10. Redesigning higher education: Embracing a new paradigm, by William R. Watson & Sunnie Lee Watson

  11. Paradigm change in military education and training, by Herbert H. Bell & Charles M. Reigeluth  PDF

Instruction and Technology for the New Paradigm


This article synthesizes much of my recent thinking about instruction and technology in the learner-centered paradigm of education:


Reigeluth, C.M.  (2012).  Instructional theory and technology for the new paradigm of educationRED, Revista de Educación a Distancia. Number 32. September 30, 2012. ​  PDF

Personalized Integrated Educational System (PIES)

This article is the culmination of a five-year project by my research team to develop design specifications for a technology platform to support the learner-centered, competency-based paradigm of education, in contrast to most technology tools that support the teacher-centered, time-based paradigm.

Reigeluth, C.M., Aslan, S., Chen, Z., Dutta, P., Huh, Y., Jung, E., Lee, D., Lin, C-Y., Lu, Y-H., Min, M., Tan, V., Watson, S.L., & Watson, W.R.  (2015).  PIES: Technology functions for the learner-centered paradigm of education.  Journal of Educational Computing Research, 53(3), 459-496. DOI 10.1177/0735633115603998  PDF

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