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Category Archives: train the trainer

Performance Objectives versus Learning Objectives

Have you ever seen a learning objective like the following for a training program: “By the end of this program you will understand . . .” We see them all the time. The problem with this type of learning objective is that it lacks action. The verb “understand” is not action oriented. The goal of...
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Key to Knowledge Transfer: Self-Directed Learning

Malcolm Knowles, one of the fathers of adult learning theory, wrote the following in his landmark book The Adult Learner:

Teaching is a process of guided interaction between the teacher, the student, and the materials of instruction. Teaching, like medical practice, is mostly a matter of cooperation with nature. The function of the teacher...

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