Accession Number : ADA135261

Title :   Instructional Psychology 1976 - 1981,


Personal Author(s) : Gagne,R M ; Dick,W

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Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : Our problem is to review research which can be categorized as instructional psychology, during the years 1976-1981, to identify major trends and issues in this research, to summarize methods and findings, and to comment critically on the results and their implications for instruction. The purpose of this inquiry is to summarize the gains that have been attained in the understanding of instruction through research efforts reported during the period of this review. An equally important purpose is to identify areas of research which have been initially explored, and which show promise of yielding good returns in furthering the development of methods for instructional design and delivery. We attempt to report and reflect upon some of the major trends in the field, within an organization that intends to describe the major points of influence research may have upon instruction. We have tried to pick up the threads of inquiry on more general psychologically oriented areas that cut across subject-matter categories.

Descriptors :   *Education , *Teaching methods , *Psychology , *Theory , Research management , Instructions , Methodology , Cognition , Comprehension , Memory(Psychology) , Computer aided instruction , Instructional materials , Learning , Verbal behavior , Individualized training , Skills , Behavior , Literature surveys

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE