MODULE ON UNDERSTANDING LEARNER PSYCHOLOGY IN TRAINING

LEARNING
What is Learning?
            Categories of Learning
            Planning Learning Outcomes
            Training work – related tasks
The Learning Process
            Taking in Information
            Processing the Information
            Performance
            Successful Learning
            The Learner
            The Situation
Knowledge and Mental Skills
            Differences and Similarities
            Types of Concept
            Relating Concepts
            Solving Problems
            Strategies
            Information
Learning Knowledge and Mental Skills - Conditions within the Learner
            Learning Responses to Differences and Concrete Concepts
            Learning Defined Concepts and Rules
            Learning Thinking Strategies
Learning Knowledge and Mental Skills :  Conditions within the Learning                                                                                       Situation
            Learning Responses to Differences
            Learning Concrete Concepts
            Rewards
            Learning Abstract Concepts and Rules
            Learning Thinking Strategies
            Learning Information
            Practice
Managing the Learning Process
            Interest
            Attention
            Retrieval and Storage
            Applying Learning
 
MOTOR SKILLS AND ATTITUDES
Motor Skills
            Learning Outcomes
            Movement
            Information Required
            Sequences of Movements
Learning Motor Skills - Conditions within the Learner
         Analyzing Motor Skills
         Motor Skills at Work
         Linking Part Skills
         Skilled Performance
Learning Motor Skills - Conditions in the Learning Situation
            Instructions
            Pictures and Diagrams
            Demonstrations
            Discovery
            Improving Performance
            The Effects of Behaviour
Attitudes
            Three Aspects of Attitudes
            Knowledge and Emotion
            Actions
            Rewards and Punishment
            Observing Others
            Experience
            Attitudes and Behaviour
Learning Attitudes- Conditions in the Learner
            Learning Attitudes
            Persuasion
            The Persuader
            The Subject
            Dissonance
Learning Attitudes - Conditions in the Learning Situation
         The Power of Persuasion
         The Subject
         Demonstrating an Attitude
         Rewards
         Direct Experience
         The Effects of anxiety
 
ADULT LEARNERS
The Target Audience
            Adulthood
            Change
            Self Understanding
Physical and Mental Changes
            Sight and Hearing
            Memory
            Learning Speed
            Interest in Learning
            Anxiety
A Case Study: Gloria
            Life Stages
            Anxiety
            Uncertainty
            Changes
            Resistance to Learning
A Case Study: Charlie
            Motivation
            Intrinsic and Extrinsic Rewards
            Confidence
            Building on Knowledge
            Skills
            Change
A Case Study: Viki
            Motivation
            Effort
            Reward
            Anxiety
            Confidence
Chris, A Trainer's View of Adult Learners
            Learner’s Reactions
            Level of Anxiety
            Identifying Outcomes
            Life Experience
            The Experience of Learning
            Practical Applications
            Reward
 
INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
Individual Differences—Introduction
            What is an Individual ?
            Dealing with Individual Differences
            Considering Stereotypes
Personality and Motivation
            Aspects of Personality
            Control over Environment
            Thinking about Motivation
            Achievement Motivation
            How Can Motivation be Created ?
            Setting Goals
Intelligence and Individual Differences
            Is There More to Intelligence than IQ ?
            Do Intelligence Tests Measure Intelligence ?
            Will Intelligent Trainees be Good at Everything ?
            Developing Intelligent Behaviour
            Experience and Knowledge
            Different Abilities
Individual Differences-Cognitive Styles
            Divergent - Convergent     
            Serialist – Holist
            Field Dependent – Independent
            Impulsive - Reflective
Individual Differences – Values, Attitudes and  Interests
                Values, Attitudes and Behaviour
                Attitudes and Training
Individual Differences - Dealing with Problems in Learning
            What is a Mental Block
            Attitudes to Learning
            Overcoming Problems
            Adequate Explanation
 
MEMORY
Long-Term Memory
            Memory
            Features of Long Term Memory
            Meaning
            Mental Imagery
            Verbal Cues
            Context of Memories
            Physical State
            Retrieval
Short-Term Memory
            Sensory Memory
            Short Term or Working Memory
            Features of Short Term or Working Memory
            Capacity
Grouping
Order
Distractions
Rehearsing
Significance
            Transferring to Long Term Memory         
Storing Information
            Rote and Meaningful Learning
            Storing Information
            Organizing Ideas
            Existing Knowledge
Forgetting     
            New Learning          
            Previous Learning
            Rehearsing
            Recognition
            Recall
            Interference
            Alertness
Retrieving Information       
            Linked Information
            Retrieval
            Meaning
            Retrieval Cues
            Context
            Transfer of Learning
Helping Memory
            Attention
            Selective Attention
            Rehearsing
            Recognition
Recall
Mnemonics
Linking
 
USING TEXT
Readability and Usability of Text
            Readability
            Readability Score
            Usability
Legibility       
            Letter and Character Size
            Upper Case or Capitals
            Line Length
            Right and Left Justifying
            Using Colour
            Using Contrast and Brightness
Language
            Words
            Phrases and Sentences
            Sentence Length
            Active Sentences
            New or Technical Terms
            Explanations
            Verbal & Graphic Organizers        
Layout
            Vertical Spacing
            Horizontal Spacing
            Tittles and Headings
            Numbering
            Techniques of Highlighting
            Colour
            Summaries
The Design Process
            The Writer
            The Reader
            Research Findings
            The Constraints
            The First Draft
            Modifications
 
LEARNING IN A SOCIAL CONTEXT
Communication and Interpersonal Skills           
            Interaction
            Techniques
            Style
            Non Verbal Signals
            Social Rules
Person Perception  
            First Impressions
            Sources of Information
            Errors
            Attribution
            Judging Causes of Behaviour
            Self Perception
Learning in Groups
            Functions
            Development
            Norms
            Structure
            Cohesiveness         
Learning to Cope with Change
            What is Transition ?
            Reactions
            Managing Change
            Self Management   
Promoting Learning Through Work Experience
            Spatial Behaviour
            Territory
            Stressors
            Personal Networks         
Promoting Successful Work Experience
            Role Behaviour
            Communication Channels
            Job Satisfaction
            Organizational Design