We are living through a breathtaking explosion of research into the neuroscience of learning. If we were to create education as a new discipline today, there is no doubt that we would do so based on the foundational principles of cognitive science.
Whether you’ve been aware of it or not, you have likely experienced seductive details at some point in your educational or professional training experience. In fact, you may currently have them in your own training programs without even realizing it!
How do we become better at developing training in and out of the classroom in order to impact the perceived return on investment of what we do? The solution may lie in brain-based learning.
For employees to change their behavior, your training needs to make it past the brain’s gatekeeper – working memory – and into long-term memory. Instructional designers must craft a course in which all elements work together to manage learners'...
As a behavioral economist, nothing irks me more than the misconception that human beings are, generally speaking, mentally lazy. Human beings are not inherently lazy – we’re inherently efficient.