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The Field Guide to the 6Ds: How to Use the Six Disciplines to Transform Learning into Business Results by Calhoun Wick, Roy V. H. Pollock, Andy Jefferson

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How to Start Learning Before Class to Improve Efficiency

Introduction

Pre-work—or what we prefer to call Phase I learning—is an important element of the complete learning experience. It serves a variety of purposes, including:

  • Securing the learner's attention
  • Generating learning intentionality
  • Stimulating interest in the topic or a “need to know”
  • Establishing a common understanding of concepts and terminology
  • Gathering data to use during training

For Phase I learning to be effective, five conditions must be satisfied:

  1. There must be a sound learning rationale for including it.
  2. Its purpose should be clearly and convincingly communicated ...

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