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The Unintentional Trainer’s Guide to the 70:20:10 Learning Model

The 70:20:10 learning model basically provides a formula for trainers and L&D professionals to use as a guide when they are creating learning solutions.  By the time you’ve finished reading this post, you’ll have a basic working knowledge of the

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Bloom’s Taxonomy Made Simple

The taxonomy (a fancy word for classification) was created by a committee of educators and chaired by Benjamin Bloom (which is where it got it’s name).  It was a model originally developed (first published around 1956, but worked on from

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The Unintentional Trainers Guide to External Factors which Can Affect Learning

It is generally accepted that how people learn is a complex and individual process, with each person learning in different ways; through different methods and each having a preferred method of learning. If you want to learn more you can

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The Unintentional Trainer’s Guide to The Learning Cycle

The Learning Cycle is key to being able to develop an effective session. It helps you ensure you provide all the components of learning to ensure success. By far the most well known models is David A. Kolb’s 1984 model

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The Unintentional Trainers Guide to Learning Objectives

When I start working with a new client, typically we’ll pick a particular project and work through it from beginning to end in detail.  This can either be done retrospectively as a review or live as the project is being

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The Unintentional Trainer’s Guide to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Here’s what you need to know about Maslow and his Hierarchy of Needs (who many of you may have heard of but not necessarily know much about): 1.  He was an American Psychologist who died in 1970. 2.  Maslow’s big

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The Unintentional Trainer’s Guide to The Learning Ladder

The learning ladder is a brilliant model to help you think about the process that people go through when learning a new skill. Most of you can probably drive a car so we’ll use that as an example (if you

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The Unintentional Trainer’s Guide to The Training Cycle

The Training Cycle is a brilliant, easy to use model.  It provides the core stages that you must work through to ensure that you end up with a learning solution which does what it needs to.  It is one of

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Intrinsic Motivation is the Key

Over the last few weeks I’ve been attending a training programme for some voluntary work I’ll be doing from May.  It’s a pretty intensive course: 6 (full days) of classroom based learning, delivered every 2nd Saturday A chunk of pre-reading

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Is reflection still critical to the learning process?

“We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience.” ~ John Dewy If this is true (and all the evidence suggests that to truly learn we need to engage our emotions which requires a degree of reflection, so

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