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Behavioural & Cognitive Approach to Learning

Explain the behavioral and cognitive approaches to learning. Which is most relevant to training? Explain your answer.

There is a 200 WORD minimum response required.

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Reference:
Blanchard, P. N., & Thacker, J. W. (2010). Effective training: Systems, strategies, and practices (Custom ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

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Effective Training
Explain the behavioral and cognitive approaches to learning. Which is most relevant to training? Explain your answer.

Tutor's Response:
The Behavioral Approach in Training
As the term implies, the "Behavioral" approach to training focuses on teaching learners how to do something. It focuses on observing behavior changes and contrast pre-training behavior with post-training behavior.
As an example, the behavioral approach to training will be used in the following situations:
• Teaching long-division
• Teaching medical technicians to draw blood from a patient
• Teaching someone to drive a 16-wheeler truck
• Teaching hotel workers to fold napkins, make beds
• Teaching a new employee to use the copier
• Teaching a new mechanic to fix an engine
• Teaching someone to speak a new language
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The behavioral and cognitive approach to learning are examined.

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