Memory and Cognition in Learning

Book Description

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 Halls, Jonathan

Jonathan Halls is an author, trainer, and coach. He wrote Rapid Video Development for Trainers
(ATD Press, 2012) and was a contributing author to Speak More (River Grove Books, 2012) and the ATD Handbook: The Definitive Reference for Training & Development 2nd Edition (ATD Press, 2014). He is author of the ATD Infoline, “Memory & Cognition in Learning” (ATD Press, 2014) and has written numerous articles for T&D magazine. Jonathan is an ATD BEST Awards reviewer and has sat on the advisory committees for the ASTD International Conference & Exposition and TechKnowledge.

The former BBC learning executive now runs workshops in media, communication, leadership, and creativity. He is on faculty at George Washington University and facilitates ATD's Master Trainer Program ™ and ATD's Rapid Video for Learning Professionals Certificate program. Jonathan has been training, speaking, and coaching for 25 years in more than 20 countries. He describes his work as “at the intersection of media, communication, learning, leadership, and innovation.”