Learning Theories – Cognitivism

Welcome to the second blog in our Learning Theories series.This one is all about Cognitivism.  Cognitivism came about as a direct response to Behaviourism (see our previous blog here). It’s the idea that learning happens when we actively process new information and relate it…

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Learning Theories

Welcome to this mini-series on learning theories. We’re going to explore three of the top theories that explain how learning occurs, and how they have influenced how and why we train today. Though there…

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Evaluating learning – where to start?

It’s easy to forget to do it, and some people even dread it, but evaluation is critical to success. You need to understand what works well in a piece of training, but more importantly, what doesn’t, so you can continue to…

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A golden ratio? A quick look at the 70:20:10 model

The 70:20:10 model suggests that effective learning can be achieved using a mix of different sources: 70% from job-related experiences, 20% from interactions with others and 10% from formal training. It was initially based on research that looked into how successful managers learn…

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ADDIE Model: What is it and why is it useful?

A lot of thought goes into the development of every learning programme – all of that comes from a huge range of different sources; experience, learning theories, client preferences, industry trends and even gut feel.   Every…

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