Yale, A.B. 1937
Brown, Ph.D. 1940
Professor, Connecticut College (1940-49)
Professor, Penn State University (1945-46)
Director of Perceptual and Motor Skills Laboratory, U.S. Air Force (1949-58)
Professor, Florida State University
Major Contributions to Instructional Development
co-developer of "Instructional Systems Design"
The Conditions of Learning,
Principles of Instructional Design
Findings, Research, Studies
Although Gagne’s earlier work reflected behaviorist thought, he is considered to be an
experimental psychologist who is concerned with learning and instruction. In 1965,Gagne published The Conditions of Learning which outlined the relation of learningobjectives to appropriate instructional designs. Gagne identifies five categories oflearning:
Stating previouslylearned materials suchas facts, concepts,principles, andprocedures, e.g., listingthe seven majorsymptoms of cancer
Draw attention todistinctive featuresby variations in printor speech.
Present informationso that it can bemade into chunks.
Provide ameaningful contextfor effectiveencoding ofinformation.
Provide cues foreffective recall andgeneralization of