Category Archives: Learning Theory

My Generation: My Learning?

by Vince Cyboran Much ado has been made about the differences among generations:  Veterans, Boomer’s, Gen X, and Gen Y (Millenials). Certainly, a cottage industry has grown around capitalizing on what to do with these generations in the workplace, including … Continue reading

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Multiple Intelligence Theory: A focus on the trainee

Guest Post by Camille Harris, 2015 MATD Graduate Have you heard the words, “she cannot be trained?” All too often, we are quick to blame the trainee when training does not result in the desired change. My organization has managers … Continue reading

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Check Out Our New and Updated Social Justice Page

To highlight the importance of our commitment to social justice as both an essential mission of Roosevelt University and the Graduate Program in Training and Development, I’d like to direct you to our new and updated page detailing the social … Continue reading

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Training at the Movies Part 1: What can Patrick Swayze teach us about manners?

BY ERIC HAHN Roosevelt Training and Development Graduate assistant As cases of alleged police brutality garner media attention and ignite protests around the country, it is no surprise that some municipalities have been reassessing how they train law enforcement workers. … Continue reading

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Coaching vs. Therapy

Coaching is a relatively new field and is undergoing an identity crisis as it seeks to define itself within the broad field of workplace learning, consulting, human resource management, career development and in many cases, psychotherapy. One essential question that … Continue reading

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Coaching Theory: Don’t put the cart before the horse

Coaching is all about doing –having conversations, using tools, assessments, making plans, following up and evaluating performance.  It’s not about theory and models and research, right?  Unfortunately, this belief is all too common in coaching and has led many experts to … Continue reading

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Are MOOCs Doomed to Fail?

By Paulina Merino MATD Graduate Are Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) a revolution in higher education or will they forever be just a form of knowledge sharing? Are MOOCs even a “real” education? Their proponents speak about energy, enthusiasm and … Continue reading

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