ERIC Number: ED039752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Learning Theory, Educational Media, and Individualized Instruction.
Gagne, Robert M.
Instruction and learning encompass more processes than are included in learning theories themselves. Instruction involves gaining and controlling attention, stimulating recall, guiding the learning, providing feedback, arranging for remembering, and assessing outcomes. These functions are performed by various media of instruction, but ultimately by the learner himself. Learning is, after all, an individual matter. It is unlikely that one single medium is best fitted to perform all the functions of learning. It seems likely that carefully designed combinations of media may be required to achieve the kind of instruction that is now effective, and which at the same time exploits the properties of media to the best advantage. (Author/GO)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Note: This is one of the support papers for "To Improve Learning; a Report to the President and the Congress of the United States by the Commission on Instructional Technology", ED 034 905