Dual Process Reasoning Theory

Jan 4, 2011

Challenges and Ideas for Teaching Experts: Dual Process Reasoning Theory

I have been doing training for 20+ years now and the audience that gives me the most pain in terms of designing instruction is an audience of experts. Why? Well because experts “know everything”–even if they don’t. That means they are often trying to align new knowledge into categories they already understand. The response to the content you’re teaching is often “Oh, yeah, that is just like…” and they bring up things that they can relate to in their own expert fields. Instructional designers are often encouraged to teach people with examples that learners can relate to—but is this true with experts as well? If experts try to relate everything (or...

I have been doing training for 20+ years now and the audience that gives me the most pain in terms of designing...