Learning is a Process

By Bill Wilder, M.Ed., of Life Cycle Engineering

Learning that changes behavior to produce results is a process - not a single event. The process takes place in an environment replete with competing priorities and time pressures. Learning is more than simply taking a class. When attending a class, retention and application of the new knowledge and skills will vary from 10 to 30% based on the type of class and content. Two factors heavily influence the extent to which the training is applied – retention and management support. When retention strategies and management support beyond the classroom experience are included in the learning initiative, the application of new knowledge and skills will be much higher, often 90% or better. read more…

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