CONFIRMATION BIAS AND BAD DESIGN REASONING

Social media, even LinkedIn, is a particularly good petri dish for studying popular trends and fads in training. A good way to practice critical thinking is to test ourselves on these and see if they add up! So, we picked a typical instance – something that had garnered a lot of agreement – and decided to see if we could determine what made the argument sound (or not). In the spirit of practitioners thinking aloud and learning together, here’s our experiment…

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The event shared took place in the USA. A young guy is about to take his driving test. The account shared pertains to his experience of the driving lessons. This experience is then used to draw conclusions for learning design in general. This drew a lot of hearty agreement and the comment thread took the presented conclusions further with barely any hesitation.

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