Summary of Evidence-Based Training Methods

A Guide for Training Professionals

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Evidence-Based Training Methods book summary
Programs that most corporate trainers believe educate students probably don’t work.


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Many professionals suffer misconceptions about which training methods work and which do not. Instructional design expert Ruth Colvin Clark explodes the myths regarding training. To replace the practices she discredits, Clark gives instructors numerous research-based recommendations. Learning professionals turn to Clark for their own development, an accolade from her peers that encourages getAbstract to recommend her heavily researched insights to teachers, training materials developers, e-learning professionals and training managers.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why some commonly used training methods are ineffective and
  • Which training methods research validates as effective.


What’s the Evidence?
Recent, reliable scientific research findings are exploding long-held myths about training: “Learning styles” – Different styles of learning simply do not exist, so don’t organize your instruction to accommodate supposed varying kinds of learners...
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About the Author

Ruth Colvin Clark founded her own company, Clark Training & Consulting, and is a former president of the International Society for Performance Improvement.

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    Rachel Foster 5 years ago
    Some interesting points, and as an NLP Master Practitioner I know that people will learn more when they engage all parts of their brain, and can exercise their learning preferences e.g V,A,K & AD

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