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StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect by Hadiya Nuriddin

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Stories That Are Relevant

According to adult learning theory, learners are self-directed and motivated to seek out knowledge when they need it. That motivation can be extrinsic or intrinsic, and it’s intrinsic motivation that brings “aspirational registrants” to my classes. They come because they believe they’ll need a specific skill set in the future. Maybe. This happens a lot in the public registration courses I teach. While participants who are overqualified for the course show up, it’s far more common to have participants who have no experience using Microsoft Excel, but who register for an advanced Microsoft Excel course because it fits their schedule. Teaching to different levels simultaneously is part of the job and to be expected, but ...

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