Good Instruction Codified- Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction

Robert Gagne was a pioneer in the field of instruction. His Nine Events of Instruction (or G9) are good instruction codified. The nine events are:

  1. Gain Attention
  2. Inform learner of objectives
  3. Stimulate recall of prior learning
  4. Present content
  5. Provide learning guidance
  6. Elicit performance (practice)
  7. Provide feedback
  8. Assess performance
  9. Enhance retention and transfer to the job

I frequently use G9 as a macro instructional strategy framework for courses or units of instruction I develop or review.

Checkout Northern Illinois University’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center piece on Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction.

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