Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Top 20 myths in education and training

Let's keep this simple.... click on each title to get full critique...

We’re all leaders now, rendering the word meaningless.
Bore learners senseless at the start of every course. 
3. Learning styles
An intuition gone bad
Coloured slide looks good in Powerpoint.
5. Myers-Briggs

Shoddy and unprofessional judgements on others.

Dodgy adjective pushing an even dodgier noun.
Another unnecessary concept.
Playing Pavlov with learners?
9. Diversity training
Inconvenient truths (research) show it's wrong-headed.
Yet another mindless fad.
11. NLP
No Longer Plausible: training’s shameful, fraudulent cult?
They're so last century!
13. Values
Don't be a dick! - the rest is hubris. 
Inefficient, inhibiting and harmful fiction.
15. Piaget
Got nothing right and poor scientist.
Old theory, no longer relevant.
Not what it seems!
10 reasons why it is wrong.
Creative with the truth.
20. Data Analytics
Do bears shit in the woods?

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2 Comments:

Blogger Andrew Fisk said...

Just to say thanks Donald. Wish I had some profound insight or commentary to add but truth be told, I simply enjoyed your top 7 very much. A suitable tonic to all the flotsam and jetsam that surrounds the world of HR&OD. Personally I'd add Intelligent Design but we'd be straying into different territory.....

Enjoy your Christmas.

Andrew

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No wonder L&D, let alone HR in general, does not get invited to the big decision-making table in business. We're more like fortune tellers than strategic business partners.

4:36 PM  

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