This comprehensive reference list includes a compilation of papers, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other relevant resources addressing Professional Development.
Document Category: Education/Professional Development
Training is often the first intervention child welfare agencies use to address critical workforce development issues. This QIC-Tip aims to answer child welfare agency leaders’ questions about effective training strategies to increase knowledge, enhance skills, and improve job performance.
An overview of diversity training, its value, and how it works.
An overview of informal learning behaviors (self-directed, intentional activities to acquire knowledge and skill outside of formal learning environments), why they are important, and what contributes to them.
An overview of emotional intelligence training and its connection to workplace outcomes.
An overview of pre-training interventions and their value.
An overview of training tests, including any form of knowledge assessment intended to gauge learning from training, and their value.
An overview of using lifelike characters presented on a computer screen that guide users through multimedia learning environments, otherwise known as pedagogical agents.
An overview of including seductive details, interesting but unimportant details that are not necessary to achieve the instructional objective, in training.
An overview of After-Action Reviews (AAR), a systematic technique that turns a recent event into a learning opportunity through a combination of task feedback, reflection, and discussion, as a training method.