Still… Many of Us Ask: Why Won’t This Myth Die?

The Learning Style Myth

Or Myths if you prefer.

I asked Why? in the article I published in November 2011 with eLearn Magazine.

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You can get to that by clicking on the image – or here.

Why Oh Why Won’t This Myth Die?

That is the real question. Why?

Leading to many more questions about our Practices and how many are valid versus how many are myth.

An interesting set of questions indeed.

Here is my framework for people in the Learning/ Development/ type function in an Enterprise – for asking and seeking answers and surprises when they ask questions about our Practices… in the context of our Processes.

All looked at given the goals and resources at hand of course.

But also for Blue Sky imagining or imagina.

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This framework is covered in my 2001 book…

T&D Systems View

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Pay attention to 11 O’Clock. That’s where you separate the valid from the invalid – the wheat from the chaff – in all things ISD, Learning, eLearning, Coaching/Mentoring, etc., etc., etc.

Back to my book – framework:

Here is What Miki Lane wrote in his review back in 2002…

“Guy Wallace has done it again! After demystifying the ISD process in his lean-ISD book, he tackles the corporate training and development system and puts it in a business-focused perspective. Whether you are in-house or serving as an external consultant, you will find Guy’s model an invaluable tool for enterprise training and development.

This analytic and design process ensures that you dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s when moving your company or client to Learning by Design, not Learning by Chance. The elegant clockface model helps you develop a clear picture of any organization and clearly helps you map out how best to effectively manage all the elements of the enterprise. Once the elements are mapped out, the model, through enclosed assessment and prioritizing tools, helps determine where and when to put corporate assets to maximize corporate return on investment.

This is a must-have book for any consultant or organization that is concerned about improving the performance of their organization through improving processes and competencies.”

-Miki Lane
Senior Partner
MVM Communications

T&D Systems View is available as a paperback here – or as a Kindle here – or as a free 410 page PDF here … and you print/bind yourself. It is intended as both a Diagnostic Tool as well as a Design Tool.

And for more about Foo Foo in the Instruction and Performance Improvement fields – see my page – here.

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