Measuring Impact of Performance-Based Instruction

Evaluation, IMO, would be more meaningful and straightforward if it was “tied at the hip” to the initial Analysis of the Performance in focus – Outputs & Tasks and the Stakeholder Requirements for both – which too often isn’t the focus of way too many L&D initiatives.

The focus is, unfortunately, too often, on what Tom Gilbert called The Cult of Behaviors (in his 1978 book: Human Competence), or on its close cousins: Topics, and Tasks Sans Outputs.

All with “Face Validity” mind you – but lacking “How To Apply” them in the Learner’s Performance Context back on the job.

Thus Formal Learning falls short – forcing everyone into Informal Learning – which may eventually be effective but never efficient.

It All Starts with Performance-Based Instructional Analysis

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