Training and Development Knowledgebase - Main Page
We've gathered together the most common questions and answers posed by trainers and seminar leaders, managers, and human resource professionals, about the theory and practice of training and learning within an organizational context. They are organized by topic. To navigate, you can use the box to the right.
Miscellaneous Issues For Trainers
Training and Learning Myths and Misconceptions
For some reason, there are many commonly accepted myths and misconceptions about training and learning. These myths are either based on incomplete information and understanding, or are just plain wrong. Here's a rundown.
- Retention Rates - Hearing, Doing, Seeing - A Training and Learning Myth
- Learning Styles Not A Good Tool For Trainers To Use To Increase Learning In Training - Training Myth
- Trainers Do Not Need To Know Much About The Subject They Are Teaching - Myth or Truth?
- Trainers Do Not Motivate Learners, Cannot Motivate Learners, and Should Not Motivate - Myth?
- "Social Learning" Is a Great Way To Learn - Myth
Mistakes Trainers Make (Stupid Trainer Tricks Series)
There are common errors trainers make during the design, and delivery process of training. Often these errors in action and errors in thinking result in poor training, or even potential harm to learners.
- Believing All Adults Are Self-Directed Learners
- Believing Adults Will Act Like Adults When In Learning Situations
- Not Having Enough In-Depth Knowledge of the Subject
- Confusing Training With Therapy
- Making Excuses and Refusing Responsibility When Learning Does Not Occur During Training
- The "It Was A Bad Group" Syndrome
- The "I'm Just Giving Them What They Want" Syndrome