Learning Design for Remembering and Use, Part 1


Patti shank high rez
President, Learning Peaks LLC
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    Thu, Jun 16, 2022 at 12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern
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    1 Hour
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When we design instruction, we typically hope that participants will remember what they learn and use it back on the job. It makes little sense to teach people how to analyze, make decisions, solve problems, and so forth and not have it influence performance on the job, right? Except…
The bad news is that research shows that often, what we teach doesn’t adequately influence job performance. One major reason is that we don’t use learning tactics that promote the brain processes (encoding, storage, and retrieval) needed for remembering and use.
In this session, we'll discuss how human memory, especially encoding, storage, and retrieval, work and the implications for designing instruction.  Participants will learn what research evidence tells us about:
  • How human memory works
  • Why it’s relatively harder to remember and easier to forget
  • The instructional tactics that make remembering and use more likely
This is the first half of a two-part series on designing for remembering and use. In Part 2, we’ll use Part 1 knowledge to analyze and use specific design tactics that improve remembering and use, based on Patti’s books.

About Patti Shank, Ph.D., CPT

Patti Shank PhD is the author of Write Better Multiple-Choice Questions to Assess LearningWrite and Organize for Deeper LearningPractice and Feedback for Deeper Learning, and Manage Memory for Deeper Learning. She’s an internationally recognized instructional designer, researcher, and learning analyst who makes these tactics clear and actionable in her books and courses.

Books by Patti Shank, Ph.D., CPT



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