Category Archives: Sharon’s Blog

Gearing Up with Bloom’s: An Introduction to 6 Thinking Skills

Bloom’s Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain (a fancy term for six critical thinking skills) has been around for a very long time and is still taught as part of educational pedagogy in most colleges and universities across the USA. Although many educators and trainers are familiar with Bloom’s, the percentage of them that deliberately design courses and programs using Bloom’s is probably quite small. Why?

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From Low Risk to High Risk

You already know that learner-to-learner interactions – paired, small groups, or class discussions about content – significantly increase long-term memory of the information being discussed. But the problem most trainers face is how to begin that kind of interaction when learners don’t yet know each other and don’t feel psychologically safe with each other yet.

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Change Takes Time!

These questions pop up often from eager trainers: “How do I begin making changes in my training programs? How do I encourage adult learners to participate? Where do I start?” Here are a few suggestions to try – ideas that may help you get past the initial challenge of making the change from traditional training to a more learner-centered approach.

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