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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.
Posted June 3, 2004
This excellent book by Harold D. Stolovitch and Erica J. Keeps ¿ researchers and consultants in workplace learning and performance ¿ emphasizes making training fun and interactive. While their basic learning principles will be familiar to those in the field, they enliven their book with examples, exercises and research. The authors distinguish among training, instruction and education. They note the differences among various types of knowledge. Then, they explain the major factors that motivate people to learn and show how to apply these principles in hands-on teaching situations. Charts, illustrations, quizzes, and short chapter summaries enrich the book. We believe that even professionals already familiar with the field will enjoy this refreshing and lively look at how to help people learn. And if you are hiring trainers, this is what they should know.
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Posted October 30, 2007
This book is a must read for Instructional Designers and Trainers. I have been a trainer for the past 10 years and am just now reading this book. I wish that I had read it years ago. Even with my experience, it has helped me re-focus my efforts to provide a better learning environment for my participants. Bottom line... Read it now. You'll be glad you did.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 23, 2009
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