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Description: This book is an entertaining and practical guide for every trainer and performance improvement professional as it tackles the three universal and persistent questions of the profession--how do learners learn, why do learners learn, and how do you ensure that learning sticks. This interactive book with it fun and breezy style illustrate the authors' point of view that learning should be active and enjoyable. Playful illustrations demonstrate the solid research that back up the authors' contentions and help readers separate learning myth from fact to dispel beliefs and practices that often harm the instructional process.

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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: American Society for Training & Development
Publication date: 5/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface
The Human Learner-What Research Tells Us
Learning Is Not Easy (Especially When Others Make It So Hard)
Challenge 1
Challenge 2
What Is This Book About?
An Introduction to Some "Familiar Terms"
Basic Vocabulary-The Terms of the Trade
Two Key Principles: Your Mantra as a Trainer (Educator, Instructor)
Live or Technology-Based: It's All the Same
What's in This Book and Why?
Remember This
The Human Learner
What Is Learning?
How We Learn: Senses, Filters, and Memory
Long-Term Memory: Time and Capacity
What Does This Mean for the Learner ... and the Trainer?
Remember This
What You Must Know to Be a Better Trainer
Getting Learners to Learn
Different Types of Knowledge: Declarative and Procedural
Key Ingredients for Learning
Adapting for Differences in Ability, Prior Knowledge, and Motivation
Remember This
Adult Learning Principles
Good Classes and Bad Classes
Four Key Adult Learning Principles
The Bottom Line on Adult Learning Principles
Remember This
A Five-Step Model for Creating Terrific Training Sessions
Six Universal Principles from Research on Learning
A Universal Model for Structuring Any Learning Session
The Training Session Planning Sheet
The Training Session Scripting Sheet
Using the Five-Step Model to Retrofit Existing Training Sessions
Final Review of the Five-Step Model
Remember This
Getting Learners to Remember
Metacognition: The Executive Learning Controls
Cognitive Strategies: How to Build Learning Faster, Better, Cheaper
Remember This
Applying What You Have Learned-Making Learning Research Work
Training Approaches and a Cornucopia of Learning Activities
Four Major Types of Training
Pulling the Four Types of Training Together
25 Training Activities You Can Use
Summarizing the Activities
Closing the Door on This Active Chapter
Remember This
Testing or Examining-What's the Difference?
What Was That All About?
Testing Versus Exams
How Do I Go About Creating Tests?
Remember This
Hit or Myth: What's the Truth?
The Bottom Line on Learning
Hit-or-Myth-A Final Match-Up
Concluding Reflections on Telling Ain't Training
A Rapid Review of Telling Ain't Training
Something to Think About-Reflections from Carl Jung
For Further Reading
About the Authors
About the ISPI
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