Podcast 146 - How do people learn?

This week on The Podcast, we're talking fundamentals: how do people learn?

Written by Ross Garner
Published 20 May 2019
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Podcast 146 - How do people learn?
Nick Shackleton-Jones joins Ross Garner and Owen Ferguson to discuss his new book, How People Learn, in which he argues that people don't learn anything if they don't care. Or, to put it in Nick's term, if they don't have an 'affective response'. What does this mean and how should Nick's insights change our approach to designing courses, resources and experiences? Also: we argue about e-learning for ten minutes.

Show notes

Nick's book, How People Learn, is available from Amazon at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-People-Learn-Designing-Performance/dp/0749484705 Or from the Kogan Page website: https://www.koganpage.com/product/how-people-learn-9780749484705 This episode was reference-heavy, but in most part the references can be found in Nick's book. The TED Radio Hour episode Ross recommended was 'Jumpstarting Creativity', online at: https://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/719553183/jumpstarting-creativity The source for the London tube study was: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/pubs/download/cp455.pdf The product Owen discussed was GitPrime: https://www.gitprime.com/

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Ross Garner

Ross Garner

Instructional Design Manager
Ross has been working in L&D for seven years and he heads up the instructional design team at Emerald Works. In 2019 he completed a Masters in Digital Education and was named Learning Technologies’ Learning Designer of the Year. He is also one of the hosts of the GoodPractice Podcast.

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