What is demonstration (and modeling?)

We can define demonstration as "a skilled performance of a task or technique showing precisely how it should and could be done on the job". It's a time old way of teaching, and one based on common sense. It's one area of teaching and learning where common sense, research and theory converge.

For many learning purposes, the terms demonstration and modeling are functionally equivalent, with demonstration being the more common sense term, while modeling is derived more from research in learning, primarily by Albert Bandura and Social Learning Theory. Other similar terms include vicarious learning, and observational learning.

The work of Bandura has shown that not only does observational learning affect skill acquisition, but that it affects the probabilities that already learned skills will be demonstrated or used in real life.

Mini-Guides For Trainers, Coaches, Group Leaders, Managers

Mini-Guides are short, but comprehensive guides to help those that are in the business of helping people learn. Most are under ten dollars, and available in Kindle, or in PDF, printable and downloadable formats. For full information click on the item picture.

 

The Science And Art Of Giving Feedback

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Training Needs Assessment Step By Step

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One-To_One Training For Small Business Owners

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Presenting To Resistant And Difficult Groups

This is a MUST HAVE for anyone who works with groups - trainers, managers, public speakers, meeting leaders. We all encounter groups with people who "don't want to be there", or with members that are angry, hostile, and react negatively to what you have to say. This mini-guide provides you with the information and skills to handle negative comments, heckling, the high responder, and will help you prevent difficult group situations from becoming big problems. Be prepared to handle the common problems that occur in groups.

There's More: Handouts, Meeting And Training Takeaways, Job Aids

Our mini-guides and helpcards have been greeted with great enthusiasm by trainers, learners, speakers and managers, because they can be used as low cost, practical job aids, or takeaways for various group sessions.

We offer big bulk discounts, so it may cost you as little as $2.00 per copy to license for use in your sessions. Topics include:

Delegation Managing Conflict Performance Management
Effective Communication Being An Effective Team Member Effective Leadership

Browse the complete selection to see if any of the material will fit for your session, whether you are delivering a training session, or leading a group, or conducting a meeting on a topic covered. Click here to open a new window.

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