Monthly Archives: February 2015

Assessment is a really crucial part of learning – Part 2

Assessment is a really crucial part of learning and should be as performance-based as possible. That was number 9 or 12 truisms I cited as having influenced how I have been doing my work as a learning and performance consultant over … Continue reading

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Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll conclude.

Story-telling as an instructional strategy This is the third and final part of a blog about storytelling and its value as a tool for training and motivation of people in the workplace. It is not by accident that teachers turn … Continue reading

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Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll continue.

Why is narrative important? If you have read part one of this 3 part blog I hope you will agree that story is compelling but its appeal depends on what the receiver brings to it far more than the richness … Continue reading

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Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin.

If you are old enough and were brought up in the UK, you can shut your eyes and travel back in time and hear once again the voice of Daphne Oxenford. Imagine sitting on your mother’s knee listening to BBC Radio’s … Continue reading

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Assessment is a really crucial part of learning – part 1.

Assessment is a really crucial part of learning and should be as performance-based as possible. That is the ninth of 12 truisms that have influenced how I have been doing my work as a learning and performance consultant over a number … Continue reading

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Feedback improves learners’ self-belief and increases their desire to learn.

When you give learners feedback it improves their self-belief and increases their desire to learn. Under the title “What’s been did and what’s been hid,” that is the eighth of 12 truisms that have influenced how I have been doing my work … Continue reading

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Taking “Other guests said” with a large pinch of salt

“Believe nothing of what you hear and only half of what you see”. So goes the saying. I’d like to modify it to say, “Believe whatever you like, but believe nothing that you read on a web site!” For some … Continue reading

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Strictly for the birds (revisited)

I was reminded of this little treasure which crossed my desk in 2012. Some of the suggestions people have emailed and tweeted make me wonder if it is yet safe to surface into a world of avian super-intelligence. I’ve updated this item … Continue reading

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Adults cannot learn to listen better; you are born with that skill or acquire it at a very early age.

Adults cannot learn to listen better; you are born with that skill or acquire it at a very early age. Under the title “What’s been did and what’s been hid,” that is the seventh of 12 truisms that have influenced how … Continue reading

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