Training and Learning Myths and Facts – Contributed by Jean-Paul Bayley

(Blog post contributed by TBR-VE™ and TCC Certifier Jean-Paul Bayley): Conventional wisdom can be misleading when unchallenged … and there is a lot of unchallenged conventional wisdom about training and learning!


In the UK, we have a fabulous show called “QI.” The show’s participants are celebrities (comedians mostly). They are asked a series of questions, and they buzz in to give an answer and win points. The program-makers set traps by using misleading conventional wisdom within the questions. When a celebrity falls into the trap, they lose 10 points from their score. The winner of the show usually just about breaks into a slightly positive score (which tells you how powerful conventional but misleading wisdom can be).

Apart from giving us inspiration for a brilliant learning activity, what does this tell us about training? It tells us that we should challenge the conventional wisdom of training, i.e. those things we accept as true without ever questioning them.

To that end, I thought I’d try an experiment and put together a “Training and Learning Myths and Facts” game based on current research. Click on the link below for the PDF version. After you view the game, I welcome you to join me on LinkedIn to post your feedback.

Training and Learning Myths and Facts

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About the Author: 

Jean-Paul Bayley lives in the UK and is a partner of Actineo Consulting LLP, a Business Agility Consultancy. He is also a TBR-VE™ Certifier and the Trainer Certification Course (TCC) Certifier for European/Asian countries. He is a top contributor to this TBR blog. Below are a number of his most popular posts:

Is live Virtual Learning Really Helping Learners?
Blackout Bingo for Priming Learners

Small Trumps Large when Training Online
When Everything is Suddenly Virtual
3 Anti-Patterns of Training
Anti-Patterns of Training – Part Two
TBR, Psychological Safety, and C1-Connection Activities.

For questions about TBR Practitioner Classes or how to become a TBR Certified Trainer, email Jean-Paul at [email protected].  And be sure to view his other interesting and informative posts on LinkedIn.