Memory and Cognition in Learning

  • 31m
  • Jonathan Halls
  • Association for Talent Development
  • 2014

Recent studies in neuroscience, along with research in cognitive psychology and classic theories in adult education, put training professionals in the position to craft powerful learning experiences. Memory and Cognition in Learning reviews the current body of knowledge to explain how the brain responds to factors such as stress and emotion, and the role of both learner and trainer in the learning experience.

This Infoline will:

  • outline key principles from cognitive learning theory
  • provide tips on facilitating an effective learning environment
  • summarize some challenges to corporate learning
  • offer guidance on how to better design brain-friendly learning.

The Infoline also provides job aids on how to put the brain at the center of a webinar, how to make your training modules more enjoyable for the learner, and how to organize information so that it is easier for learners to remember.

About the Author

Jonathan Halls has taught media and learning for more than 20 years. He was a learning executive at the BBC, where he ran the corporation’s prestigious production training department. Jonathan has taught thousands of media professionals around the globe who work in newspapers, radio, and television. Today, he is principal of Jonathan Halls & Associates and also is an adjunct professor at George Washington University. He is active in the ASTD community. Jonathan divides his time between teaching media for nonmedia professionals and running workshops on leadership and change.

In this Book

  • Memory and Cognition in Learning
  • Preface
  • Adult Learning
  • Cognition
  • Neuroscience and Learning
  • Designing Learning for the Brain
  • Facilitating Learning for the Brain
  • Conclusion
  • References & Resources
  • Job Aid—Organize Information to Make it Easy to Remember
  • Job Aid—Put the Brain at the Center of Your Webinar
  • Job Aid—Sandpit Learning