In my profession – performance-based ISD: Instructional Systems Design – a.k.a.: Learning – there is simply too much Foo Foo IMO … too much fiction presented as fact … too much over-generalization.
Some self reported data – applied well beyond its performance contexts – to seemingly all contexts – is over-generalizing in the extreme – is a current popular phenomenon.
But, it simply joins a growing list of fads, snake oil, Foo Foo, BS, etc., etc.
Beware … As in: let the buyer of any of this at face value beware.
Because … If it sounds too good to be true… it probably is.
That’s why it’s critical that you first confirm that your sources are providing you with EBP – Evidence Based Practices … before you adopt and adapt. Resources are typically too scarce to waste on fads and fallacies.
Here’s a source page on this web site where I have attempted to capture some references related to Foo Foo in ISD and Performance Improvement:
Click on the image above to go to the page … that addresses the following … or simple click on a Foo Foo topic:
Here are links to Pages on this site with links to research findings off this site – on each of the various types of Foo Foo found often in Instructional Design and Performance Improvement, including:
- Analysis with Subject Matter Experts
- Blooms Taxonomy
- Brain – Right Brain – Left Brain – and Learning
- Collaboration Myths
- Designing Learning/ Training for Generational Differences Myths
- Designing Learning/ Training for Learning Styles Myths
- Employee Engagement
- Evaluation – Level 1 Evaluations/Smiles Sheets
- NLP – Neuro-Linguistic Programming
- Transfer – Only 10% of Training transfers to the Job
- Wisdom of the Crowd
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