T&D: Stories Embellish Performance Based Training But Don’t Replace It

No One Learned to Drive a Car Via Just Stories

Or weld. Or conduct a marketing survey. Or throw down a bunt – a baseball move.

Depending on the audiences’ prior knowledge – one shouldn’t attempt to train anyone simply through the use of stories. Start with Direct Instruction with enough Practice & Feedback.


Then once the basics have been mastered to the targeted level – you can share stories to embellish what has been learned – to convey nuances. The same if the audience already has that prior knowledge … or skill.

Although you might have Started the Direct Instruction with a Story – to set the stage so to speak – to provide an Advanced Organizer.

I’ve posted about the use of Stories before:

And This Post About a Novel Approach I Took

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