There's a good article in the NYT called Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits that addresses, some myths about learning and what the research actually shows. A good quick read for both association educators and parents of kids in school!
Then, if that piques your interest read Evidence-Based Training Methods: A Guide for Training Professionals (Ruth Colvin Clark). It's available through ASTD and Amazon. It's been on my shelf for a few months and I finally made the time to read it last week, and I'm glad I did. This should be required reading for all educators/trainers! First, it addresses some common learning myths like the use of learning styles. Then, it covers current education/training research and how to apply it in education/training.
Okay, so those aren't my words, I promise! Rather, it's the subject of the upcoming Certification Institute Summit being held October 13-14 in DC.
Here's the session description:
In this intense, two-day session we will take an in-depth look at executive-board relationships and what it takes to forge a highly effective partnership between the board and executive leaders as well as with staff, volunteers and vendors.We will address those hard questions about what it takes to create a unified vision that is truly embraced by the entire team; how to avoid time and resource consuming distractions and how to move from an organization that just survives to a "Best-in-class" certification body that thrives!
For CEOs and senior certification executives. Register by September 15 for 25% discount. More information here.