Learning Theory

Apr 29, 2010

Using Storytelling in Learning, Part 3: The Predictable Unexpected

Stories are compelling when you think you know what’s going to happen next, and then the story throws in a twist. You can do the same thing in your learning stories; the only issue is that you need some grounding in reality. Movies frequently build interest by inserting compelling story twists. I won’t include any spoilers, but most people will admit to being thrown for a loop when they learned the truth about Bruce Willis’ character in The Sixth Sense or who Keyser Soze really was in The Usual Suspects. But the technique is nothing new; Alfred Hitchock shocked the movie-going world in 1960 when he killed off the main character...

Stories are compelling when you think you know what’s going to happen next, and then the story throws in a twist. You...

Feb 12, 2010

A is for Analysis; Analysis of What?

I was asked a question the other day that made me pause before responding. The question was: “Where does the performance consulting...

I was asked a question the other day that made me pause before responding. The question was: “Where does the performance consulting...

Nov 5, 2009

Transformative Learning, Part 3: Transformative Learning in Practice

by Dawn Francis, Ed.D. In my previous entries, I defined transformative learning and discussed how companies can apply it. This entry will...

by Dawn Francis, Ed.D. In my previous entries, I defined transformative learning and discussed how companies can apply it. This entry will...

Oct 22, 2009

Transformative Learning: Part 2, Applying Transformative Learning

by Dawn Francis, Ed.D. In my earlier post, we defined what transformative learning was. Your next question is probably, “so what is...

by Dawn Francis, Ed.D. In my earlier post, we defined what transformative learning was. Your next question is probably, “so what is...

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