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Hang Tight! Learning Curve Ahead!!


Help Adult Learners Metamorphose through the Four Stages of Competency

In an effort to improve training, Noel Burch, while working for Gordon Training International in the 1970s, analyzed adults as learners and found that adults progress through four distinct stages of competency. These stages help a lesson designer or a trainer empathize and visualize the overall progression of the learner’s abilities. Let’s look at Burch’s four stages and consider some strategies to help guide the learner through the tough stuff…
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Andragogy is not a Pokémon!


The translation of Andragogy is man-leading, but it is a term widely used to describe adult learning. 

Time to train those colleagues! Or help a coworker embrace the new technology the boss just purchased. Maybe this is your role or maybe this is a new experience for you. But, there you are – in charge of someone else’s learning. What are some ideas to get you started on the path of successful training?

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