Getting Learners to Remember

Chapter highlights:
  • Critical differences between so-called good learners and poor ones
  • Five metacognitive skills
  • Six sets of cognitive strategies to facilitate learning and retention.


Careful structuring of training sessions, captivating content, and attention to adult learning principles—taken together, those elements should result in superior training. But despite the care with which we attend to all of them, we sometimes don’t achieve the learner transformation we (and often the learners) desire. We can lead the learners to training but we cannot make them learn. How well learners acquire the declarative ...

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