Training Industry Quarterly - Spring 2013 - (Page 19)

What the Latest Brain Research Tells Us about Designing Learning that sticks I t was a particularly memorable day for developmental molecular biologist and author John Medina – one in which his professional inquiries and parental curiosities would suddenly intersect. Walking down the street with his two-year-old son, Noah, the journey came to an abrupt halt when Noah discovered a pebble in the sidewalk. A few feet later, a weed popped up from a crack in the asphalt. Still further, a dead bug. Every discovery was accompanied by a squeal of glee from the young explorer. The world was his classroom. Medina relates the story of Noah and the B Y s a m h e r r i n G It Is Important that we desIgn new technology-enabled learnIng solutIons wIth current braIn research In mInd pebble in the closing pages of his bestseller Brain Rules, and as a parent myself, I know his words ring true. If you’ve ever watched children at play in a safe and secure environment, you know that a child’s classroom has no boundaries. And if you’ve been reading the latest research on how children learn, you know that such a scene validates everything we know about how the brain retains information for the long haul, how creativity is encouraged, and how focus, safety and enthusiasm for learning pay off as a child learns new skills. When was the last time you approached your company’s learning strategy in a similar fashion? Not by putting crayons in cubicles, but in terms of considering the science behind how we learn. At a time when there are more opportunities than ever to utilize Training Industry Quarterly, Spring 2013 / A Training Industry, Inc. magazine / 19

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Quarterly - Spring 2013

Training Industry Quarterly - Spring 2013
From Where I Sit: Back to the Basics
Table of Contents
Ad Index
Guest Editor: A Brave New World
Extracting Learning From Work
Poor Behavior: Your Brain is Partly to Blame
How to Design Engaging Training Programs
The Missing Link in Learning
Don't Let Training Be Half-Baked
What the Latest Brain Research Tells Us about Designing Learning that Sticks
Motivation: The Key to Learning Transfer
Improving Learning Outcomes with a Bite-Sized Strategy
Adult Development: Predicting Learning Success
From One Brain to Another: What We've Learned about Learning
Formalizing Informal Learning
Tracking Trends
Tweet Suite
Company News

Training Industry Quarterly - Spring 2013