Tip #131: MTM: Effective Examples

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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.

Last week, we looked at four criteria involved in creating effective examples. Dr. Hunter also has suggestions for how to present those examples:

  1. Highlight critical attributes by offering obvious –non exemplars.” Half of knowing what something is, is knowing what it isn’t. A “non exemplar” is an example that is similar but lacks the critical attribute or essence of the example being taught.

    Analyze each example in advance. It is difficult to come up with an excellent example off the cuff. The

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