Tip #230: Debunking Myths About Administrative Details

On July 11, 2008, Posted by , In brain research, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #230: Debunking Myths About Administrative Details

Most training programs have traditionally begun with a welcome to the training program, an introduction of the trainer, and then 10-30 minutes (or more!) focus on a long list of administrative and housekeeping details: taking attendance, handing out forms to complete, and discussing how long the training is, where the restrooms are, how to get credit for the program, other training that is related, etc., etc.

Brain studies have found that the beginning and ending of any training segment is when learners are most likely to learn. According to David A. Sousa in How the Brain Learns, “During a learning episode, we remember best that which comes first [primacy], second best that which comes last [recency], and least Read the rest