chapter  9
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Learning and development methods, interventions and practices

The choice and effectiveness of learning methods are influenced by a variety of factors. To understand these, we need to ask some basic questions about the purpose of learning in specific circumstances. For example, is training the best means of bridging the gap between current and desirable performance? Have the desired outcomes been defined? Is the level of training appropriate for the trainees? Do learners understand the purpose of the learning method and content, and how it relates to their work? Does the environment into which trainees return facilitate transfer of their learning?