Tip #130: MTM: Trainer Behavior Decisions

On June 28, 2006, Posted by , In curriculum design, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #130: MTM: Trainer Behavior Decisions

Trainer behavior is concerned with what the trainer will do to facilitate learning. The use of relevant examples can ensure that learning occurs more quickly and is retained longer, because the example already has meaning to the learner.

According to Dr. Madeline Hunter, “If the examples have certain critical characteristics, positive transfer will more predictably occur and learning will be accelerated.” To produce effective examples:

1. Identify the “essence” of what is to be learned. This essence or critical attribute is that which makes something what it is; no other thing has that particular attribute or set of attributes. Examples of critical attributes:

  • Mammals possess mammary glands and hair.
  • A pledge is a verbal statement (written or oral) made to
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