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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 Engage Learners in Action Planning

Introduction

There is good research evidence that goal setting is positively correlated with learning transfer (Burke & Hutchins, 2007). So it makes sense to include action planning and goal setting in training programs. But how do you make the exercise engaging and meaningful?

Geoff Rip, director of the Institute for Learning Practitioners, Australia, developed the following technique—“Let's Roll”—as an engaging group activity to encourage participants to review their learning and think about application. It uses two kinds of questions: review questions to stimulate recall and elaboration of new ...

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