Do & Done becomes Get & Gotten…

“If You Always Do What You’ve Always Done, You Always Get What You’ve Always Gotten.” Unknown but invariably accredited to (Quote Investigator, 2016): Henry Ford (?, Car Maker); Jessie Potter (1981, Educator and counsellor on family relationships and human sexuality); Dayle K. Maloney (1984, In a seminar ‘Secers of Selling); Cathy Bolger (1984, Counsellor); Dan… Read More

Combat Effectiveness: Leadership & Troop Quality

Research Paper Title Soldier Capability – Army Combat Effectiveness (SCACE): Volume III, Historical Combat Data and Analysis. Abstract This study included: A survey of historical literature related to troop quality and capability; A survey of psychological literature dealing with the relationship of individual aptitude to group performance, with special attention to the group performance of low-aptitude individuals; A… Read More

Training & Cognitive Bias: Any Link?

Research Paper Title Training Induces Cognitive Bias: The Case of a Simulation-Based Emergency Airway Curriculum. Introduction Training-induced cognitive bias may affect performance. Using a simulation-based emergency airway curriculum, we tested the hypothesis that curriculum design would induce bias and affect decision making. Methods Twenty-three novice anesthesiology residents were randomized into 2 groups. The primary outcome measure was the initiation… Read More

Training Transfer & Motivation to Learn: Supervisor’s have a Supporting Role

Research Paper Title Supervisor’s Role as an Antecedent of Training Transfer and Motivation to Learn in Training Programmes. Background Training and development programme literature highlights two major characteristics of a supervisor’s role: support and communication. The ability of supervisors to provide adequate support and practice good communication style in relation to training programmes may lead to… Read More

Making the Connection: Student Learning, Multimedia Messages & Instructor Drawn Diagrams

Research Paper Title Effects of Observing the Instructor Draw Diagrams on Learning From Multimedia Messages. Methods In 4 experiments, participants viewed a short video-based lesson about how the Doppler effect works. Some students viewed already-drawn diagrams while listening to a concurrent oral explanation, whereas other students listened to the same explanation while viewing the instructor actually draw the… Read More

Learning Strategies: What Does Work?

I am an avid reader of the New Scientist and have a continuous thirst for learning new things. Last week the New Scientist combined the two with an article on learning strategies. Yesterday, I highlighted some of the “most common methods to boost learning [which] are surprisingly useless”, as noted by the New Scientist (2015,… Read More