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Evidence-Based Training Methods: A Guide for Training Professionals by Ruth Colvin Clark

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Chapter 12
Building Stair-Step Lessons
 
  1. Give the learner immediate feedback.

  2. Break down the task into small steps.

  3. Repeat the directions as many times as possible.

  4. Work from the most simple to the most complex tasks.

  5. Give positive reinforcement.

—Wikipedia

Theseinstructional prescriptions from B.F. Skinner, the father of Behaviorist Psychology, are the historical foundation from which stair-step learning architectures of today grow.

 

In this chapter I draw on proven guidelines reviewed through the book to apply them to stair-step architecture lessons. Specifically, we will review 1) the components of effective stair-step lessons, ...

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