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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 Build Scaffolding

Introduction

The ultimate goal of training is to enable employees to perform proficiently in real time in real work environments. The more closely the training environment matches the performance environment, the easier it is for trainees to transfer and apply what they learned.

Experiential (immersive or whole task) learning approaches, in which people learn by tackling realistic work tasks and problems, have been shown to accelerate the development of problem-solving skills (Clark, 2010, p. 68). But most work environments and tasks are complex. Posing real-world challenges immediately to novice learners has the ...

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