Practice and feedback are two of the most essential elements of instruction and getting them right is the difference between instruction that doesn’t connect and deep learning and application. Practice is where people go from what to how. Feedback offers information needed for next steps. How we implement these two critical elements make all the difference and this book shows how.
The strategies and tactics come from training and adult learning research and were selected because of their impact on training and learning outcomes. The five strategies are: Strategy 1: Analyze the Job Context Strategy 2: Practice for Self-direction Strategy 3: Practice for Transfer Strategy 4: Practice for Remembering Strategy 5: Give Effective Feedback
These are the strategies and tactics needed to make instruction more relevant and responsive to today’s changing workplace and needs. The book is filled with examples, checklists, and job aids to help you apply the tactics in your own situation.
Praise for Practice and Feedback for Deeper Learning
Practice and Feedback for Deeper Learning is a research-to-practice powerhouse! Filled with golden nuggets of practical insight, Patti Shank’s book shares fundamental strategies in a uniquely crisp and coherent manner. A book worthy of being in the personal library of every instructional designer!
Will Thalheimer, PhD, President, Work-Learning Research, Inc.
Patti Shank's latest addition to her Make It Learnable series, Practice and Feedback for Deeper Learning, is excellent. Every page has something valuable, and you can read it with confidence knowing that Patti has diligently combed through the research evidence to extract the most useful guidelines. This whole series is an invaluable contribution to the field of learning and development.
Julie Dirksen, Author, Design for How People Learn, and Learning Strategist, Usable Learning
Patti Shank’s second book in her Make it Learnable series of books once again hits the mark. In simple, straightforward terms she has boiled down and laid out the research that you need to read as practical approaches; in this case, for practice and feedback. It’s a ‘must own’ reference that every designer should have if you’re to create learning experiences that lead to real outcomes.
Clark Quinn, PhD, Author and learning technology consultant through Quinnovation
It’s a pleasure and a professional responsibility to recommend this book. This and Patti’s previous book Write and Organize for Deeper Learning should be standard texts for all new learning professionals. Patti’s focus on using empirical research for how to design and deliver training is exceptional.
Jo Cook, Live online learning and virtual classroom expert, LightbulbMoment.info
Patti’s book is absolutely brilliant. It covers most (if not all!) fundamentals for effective learning design. It also reminded me that our profession is tough! There are many nuances and subtleties that are extremely important. Patti explains these complicated topics in an understandable and applicable way.
Mirjam Neelen, MSc., Learning Experience Design Lead, Accenture