Connecting Where We Learn
to How We Learn

Connecting Where We Learn
to How We Learn

Have you ever tried to explain how to do something that you’ve mastered to a complete novice? It’s estimated that when you ask an expert to teach someone to do their job, they teach less than 30% of what novices actually need to reach expert level.

They’re not intentionally trying to be difficult or deceptive. Over time, they’ve simply automated many of the steps they take in their minds. This is why, as you think about your past educational experiences, you’ve likely sat in classrooms led by people you knew were experts, but you felt like you didn’t learn anything.

How does this come into play in corporate training? We often put our experts in charge of training new employees to do what they do. In this scenario, we’re likely setting up both to fail.

Kaplan CLO Dr. Bror Saxberg explains how learning science and learning engineering can be used overcome the pitfalls of “education by expert” and ensure we understand how to help trainees reach the measurable outcomes of expertise.

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