Mark Oehlert recently asked: “What are the Must-know terms for the Learning Professionals of the 21st Century?” and got the ball rolling with 8 suggested terms. I have no quarrel with any of them, but it got me thinking. In my experience there are some fundamental things that L&D professionals need to be familiar with.
I sat down with a nice cup of tea and came up with some terms to add to Mark’s. I don’t say that I’m an enthusiastic supporter of all of them – only that we need to understand these terms and how they are often used and abused.
By the end of my cuppa I’d reached 120 terms.
Tell me what – in your opinion – should be on the list and what shouldn’t:
CBT – you have to have some history, too!
Coffield and Learning Styles and British Educational System
Communities of Practice
Continuous Professional Development / CPD
Double Loop Learning
EPSS – see Performance Support
Games & Gaming
Information Processing Theory
Just in Time Training
Kirton’s Adaption-Innovation Index (KAI)
Learning Styles – also see Coffield
Loafing, Social – not much to do with learning, but certainly to do with performance
Martini – a free one to anyone who makes it this far in the list
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Modes of Learning
NLP – sorry, Donald, we have to teach the controvesy
Personal Development Plan
Return on Investment (ROI)
Six Thinking Hats
Social Learning Theory
Stories & Narrative
Structural Learning Theory
Training Needs Analysis (TNA)