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pixel.gif (807 bytes) Pick and mix: matching methods to learning phases
by Clive Shepherd

WHEN WE'RE LOOKING for a solution to a training problem, the temptation is to plump for a single method that we hope will meet the whole need. Somehow the method we choose never quite fits all our requirements, but we go with it anyway because it's easier that way and, after all, that's what we always do! In this article, Clive Shepherd advocates a 'pick and mix' approach, arguing that a combination of methods is usually required to effectively cover all the phases in the learning process, from preparing the learner through to application on the job.

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