Learning and development methods have been developed to be as inclusive as possible and much of it is really good stuff. Fuse is one great example here.
You may sense a “but” in here but… let’s just look at this from another angle altogether.
The first level in Kirkpatrick’s model for training evaluation is “Reaction” (how favourable the learner finds the training) and this is a very interesting one because it leads to the question why are some constantly learning and others not?
Why do some give up on their courses and others complete?
Research shows that it could be many things from lack of time, finances, ADHD, etc. in short anything.
Did resolving any of those factors bring about a uniform resolution of the learning problem for the learner? Tests show “no”.
Staff are encouraged to learn and yet find no time. In fact, in one company it was tested by implementing regularly slotted times for their learning sessions, the majority of staff didn’t make it, coming up with a range of different reasons each week; from “forgot” to “having to meet targets” and so on.
There are 3 different primary reasons why students do not complete their courses but only one of the reason relates directly to learning.
1. Someone is kicked off his course for no reason
2· no course; no teacher/trainer …
3· A personal hidden agenda of the student
4· The student can’t understand what he is learning.
The first two are outside his scope of influence, the second isn’t a learning problem, only the last one is a learner that has “arrived” but… The handling of the last one can be uniformly achieved with 3 steps and this can be taught to the student in less than 15 minutes but it has to be taught.
It is not “naturally” known to the learner until he is instructed.
While it only takes 15 minutes to show, it doesn’t mean it is a “quickie” or should be viewed as devaluing its importance.
The learning technology behind these three steps is rather extensive but we don’t need to make a doctor out of him to teach him to put a plaster on, right?
Most training courses have this one limiting factor; they are only good to the learner who can learn.
This puts great stress on the recruitment lines because they will need to hireable, productive workers who can already learn.
Not only do they need to be able to learn but they also need to be able to learn with what’s available!
If the course material isn’t suitable to their learning style they miss out again. Instead with a mere 15 minutes or 3 steps we can open the door for a willing learner, wouldn’t you show him? – I would and that’s my passion.
When a person can or can’t do something, there has to be an exact reason!
If we accept anything else we are going on a slippery road.
Let’s stay with scientific reasoning, what has allowed man to reach beyond the stars? Bridges are built on exact reasoning, this bridge is much easier to build. Let’s build it. If you want to know the three steps, I will show you, and yes for free. Let’s connect up and have a chat!