Tag Archives: Learning Theory

Andragogy along for the ride: How do we bring Knowles’ ideas into virtual classrooms?

It has been more than forty years since Malcolm Knowles made the term andragogy a household word in adult learning circles. The shelf life of the term, which Knowles made famous in 1970, and its premise has surprised many experts. … Continue reading

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Put your knowledge to work: Get an internship, get a job

Hiring managers want to see proof that you can do the job. That proof – also known as professional experience – is the thing that trumps just about all other resume bullet points. You’ve learned a lot of theory and … Continue reading

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What do you know about knowledge management?

In 1997, Elliott Masie included Knowledge Management, or KM, in his annual top ten trends list. He wrote, “In 1998, there will be at least a dozen new buzzwords. One phrase that WILL impact training and learning professionals is Knowledge … Continue reading

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Looking for a first job in the field? Sunny skies and greener pastures could be the answer

Looking for a position in training and development under the drab skies of a Chicago winter can be oppressive. Luckily, there are plenty of jobs in Chicagoland. But even the most resilient and wintered job-seekers might find their best fit … Continue reading

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Guest post: Discomfort is the Key to Learning

By Mike Quinlan   I believe in making groups or teams I am working with uncomfortable.  I’m not a big proponent of the “Facilitator’s Guide to Group Hugs”.  I know, sounds weird, as if I thrive on the misery of … Continue reading

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What is executive coaching? A four-part definition to a growing field

The field of coaching has grown dramatically in the past 20 years. One reason is the high cost of attrition. Research indicates that 35 to 40 percent of new managers fail within the first 18 months (Fisher, 2005). The cost … Continue reading

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Keeping Up Made Easy (or, Why You Need to Follow Elliott Masie)

As a hiring manager, one of the questions I always asked candidates was “How do you keep up in the field?”  There is no one right answer to this question, but there are many variations on wrong answers to the … Continue reading

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