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Teach What You Know: A Practical Leader’s Guide to Knowledge Transfer Using Peer Mentoring by Steve Trautman

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Chapter 7. Assessing Knowledge Transfer

How do I know if they are learning anything?

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If you’ve ever had the experience of spending an hour carefully explaining a subject and then having your apprentice prove, moments later, that he didn’t learn a thing, this is the chapter for you. There are many ways your apprentice can demonstrate a lack of understanding. He can ask the same question again and again, or ask the same question of someone in the next cube over. He can make a lot of mistakes and cause rework. He can do something entirely different than what you asked, or anything less than you expected. These are all familiar ways that our apprentices ...

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