New York City, New York, United States
City College of New York
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
University of Minnesota
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Urbana and Champaign, Illinois, United States
University of Illinois
Stanford, California, United States
Stanford Graduate School of Education
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The literature of the behavioural and social sciences is full of theory and research on learning and memory. Teaching is comparatively a stepchild, neglected by those who have built a formidable body of theories of learning and memory. However, teaching is where learning and memory theory should pay off. "A Conception of Teaching" dedicates a chapter to each of the following important components: the need for a theory; the possibility of a theory; the evolution of a paradigm for the study of teaching; a conception of the process of teaching; a conception of the content of teaching; a conception of students’ cognitive capabilities and motivations; a conception of classroom management; and the integration of these conceptions. Written in a highly accessible style, while maintaining a base in research, Dr. Nathaniel L. Gage presents "A Conception of Teaching" with clarity and well situated within current educational debates.
Gage graduated from high school in 1934. He attended the City College of New York. In 1938, Nathaniel was given an honorary degree of Bachelor of Arts in psychology form the University of Minnesota. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in psychology from Purdue University in 1947.
Gage served in the United States Army Air Force from 1943 to 1945, where he developed aptitude tests for choosing navigators and radar observers. He began his career as an assistant professor at Purdue University in 1947. A year later he became a professor of education and of psychology at the University of Illinois. Then in 1962, Nathaniel was appointed a professor at Stanford Graduate School of Education. Also he served as a Margaret Jacks professor at the same school from 1979 to 1987. In 1987, Gage became a professor emeritus at Stanford Graduate School of Education and held it for twenty one year. He was a visiting professor at New York University, Harvard University, State University of New York.
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Gage was a member of American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, American Educational Research Association, National Society for Study Education, National Academy of Education, Fulbright Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi and Phi Delta Kappa.
On June 27, 1942 Nathaniel Gage married Margaret Elizabeth Burrows. They have 4 children and three grandchildren.