Do L&D Games Help with Transfer?

Maybe. But only if they reflect the knowledge of the authentic Performance Requirements from Back on the Job. But why play a game that doesn’t itself reflect the authentic Performance Requirements from Back on the Job?

Once you understand the Tasks and Outputs of Performance – the Process or WorkStream or WorkFlow, if you will – then you can simply make practicing THAT the game.

That will lead to Transfer as you will have better prepared your Learners for that performance required back on the job. And isn’t THAT the point?

Focusing on the Knowledge Required without the HOW TO apply it in authentic Performance will force your Learners from your Formal Learning into Informal Learning to figure out how to apply it back on the job.

Go that last mile and train them on how to do the job!

Focus on the Performance Requirements – and Enable Them!


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