Terminology Tuesday: Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction

The talk about learning styles bled into some discussion of Bloom’s Taxonomy and Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction, so it seems like a naturally progression that I discuss one of these (I’ve talked exhaustively about Bloom’s Taxonomy, so Gagne’s on my hit list).

Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction

Instructional Designer and scholar, Robert Gagne seems to have loved numbers. He breaks everything down into them – 5 categories of learning, 8 ways to learn, but most notably, he identified nine events of instruction:

1.Gain the learners’ attention

2.Inform learners of the objective

3.Stimulate recall of prior learning

4.Present the stimulus

5.Provide guidance for the learners

6.Elicit learn performance

7.Provide feedback

8.Assess learner performance.

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