The last post is very false. First and foremost, educating and training are different. Second, it is not necessary to have a behavior change with either of the two. You can educate and train me on different topics, thus does not mean I will change my behavior, especially with educating.
What Is Your Best Definition Of Training?
I happened to fall onto an interesting exchange among trainers, instructional designers and educational specialists and the issue of defining training in a more precise way was brought up by one of the participants.
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Though your and mine opinion may diverge a great deal from some of the reference statements made here, I find this piece a valuable starting point for reflection and questioning about one of those things we give too easily for granted.
I invite you to challenge yourself with the same question and to try to contribute your own alternative options/definitions right after this one.
What does training really mean?
I would suggest that like many other words in the English Language there is no single correct "definition". There are, however, several referents.
I remember the EITB referent as being "Any situation in which an expert on a topic speaks to a group on that topic for two hours or more."
"Training" is a word that can be used at three levels:
Level one -- Here it is used as a generic word covering all of the following methods of providing learning opportunities "coach", "instruct", "lecture", "tutor" and "teach" and "instruct".
Level two -- Frequently, however, it is used as a misnomer for these various forms. For example "instructing". Instructing, for example, is essentially the directing of the learning of a 'skill', (particularly one that has to be applied on a 'one right way' basis.) Same for the 'training' of animals as well as for how to fly an aeroplane.
Level three -- Here is the *process* whereby learning opportunities are provided for those who wish to or are nominated to learn specific knowledge and/or applications of that knowledge. Training is more
effective if a systematic and analytical training process is applied.
This follows the stages of:
* Establishing precise/measurable learning objectives, related to what the learner should be able to DO following the training. -- Should derive from the
identification and analysis of operational and/or personal performance needs.)
* Designing and compiling the form, method and media for the optimum balance (of quality, quantity, time and cost) to deliver against the objectives. -- Should take into account learning styles etc.
* Delivering of this "training" package. [It's here that "train" (i.e."present"), "DIY-training", "coach", "instruct", "lecture", "tutor" and "teach" most obviously separate.]
* Assessing the programme's effectiveness. -- This is carried out at three levels -- Internal Validation (did the delivery of the package meet the required learning objectives? Correctly, this may be considered to be a "test" the participants based requirement, although it has been broadened to assess the training deliverer and venue etc.) It's the only one within the "Training" process. The other two -- External Validation (Was the training correct for the situation and is it being applied?) and Evaluation (Was the training cost-beneficial / cost-effective?) are effectively "manager/management" rather than "Training Dept." responsibilities.
So, to answer the question "What do we mean by 'training'?" here is what I would contribute:
"The systematic analytical based designing of methods and media so as to enable an individual or group to learn predetermined knowledge and/or processes against predetermined objectives and apply it to a required standard."
Source (used with permission):Maurice Hogarth - TopLine Management from Training-Ideas YahooGroup. Access requires registration.
What's your take on this? What does Training really mean to you?
Both education and training are about behaviour change.
Please keep it simple or i'd hate to sit in one of your lessons!!
Can anyone help me locate information on the "fair" or "fare" system of training someone has asked me abiut it but have never heard of it before.
Our training standard (BIN95) uses what you refer to as 'Level Three', then our training improves on it to bring it to the 'World Class
i want to full knoeledge about tranning & development.like defenation, meaning, objectivs, mission, vision, characterstic and much more.