@autumm393 Wow, thanks for sharing a bit about the history behind this profession.
Where I maybe differ from others in the field is that I don’t want to demonize this approach - it is all about context.
I really like how you specify the importance of context: that it’s not just a “one approach fits all” type of job.
But this is only one way to learn and so “Instructional Design” is too narrow for someone like me - I design learning experiences and sometimes those are instruction but sometimes they are active learning, or experiential learning, or transformational learning. Again, instruction is one kind of pedagogy - my job is to advocate for the right kind of pedagogy for the learning experience that an instructor is looking to create.
Thanks for sharing a link to the Cynefin Framework. I’m going to bookmark a lot of these resources mentioned today and have a good weekend reading through it all! Thank you for this detailed answer here – definitely helped me better understand what ID is and the different kinds of work you and other IDs can do.