Gagne’s Events of Instruction. Gertrude W. Abramson, Ed.D. Nova Southeastern University, 1996, Updated 1999. Explanatory note.
Gertrude W. Abramson, Ed.D.
Nova Southeastern University,
1996, Updated 1999
This presentation outlines the events of instruction as prescribed by Gagne, Briggs, and Wager (1992). The model is accepted widely by instructional designers.
Given a drawing of a plot of land, the student generates a plan for a sprinkler system that will cover at least 90% of the land, using the smallest amount of materials (PVC pipe and sprinkler heads).
Show pictures of sprinkler coverage of a rectangular plot of ground, one successful (90%) coverage, one failure (70%), and one using too many sprinkler heads. Show rapidly, invite comments.
Ask students to describe lawns how they might determine whether a sprinkler system is a “good” one - even when no water is being distributed.
Gagne, R.M, Briggs, L.J. & Wager, W. W. (1992). Principles of Instructional Design. 4th edition. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich.