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Instructional Designer Perspective
The first stage is KNOW. To stimulate KNOW we want to make sure that the learner understands the reason to learn a topic, skill or knowledge.
The second part is to UNDERSTAND. There is a clear difference between knowing something and understanding something. To understand is to have the ability to articulate what it is and what are the skills required.
However, understanding alone is not enough. But just because you understand, doesn’t mean you can APPLY. Application is where learning translates into business results. This is where the main difference is between our training and other trainings – is because we focus on helping the individuals apply what he understands and knows.
The real measure of learning is when individual adopt the new skills into HABIT. Thus, our learning journey is designed to help the learners develop a rhythm to continuously apply the new skills so it becomes habitual. This is where we incorporate guided work-based learning and coaching into our design. When we actually succeed in that process, we are quite confident that this person has truly learnt.
People Development Perspective
Ultimately what we want learners to do is ensure that they walk through the learning journey of KNOWING, UNDERSTANDING, APPLY and making it into a HABIT.