Cognitive Theory of Training Transfer

By John Dudovskiy

Cognitive TheoryCognitive Theory, more recent theory compared to alternative theories of training transfer is based on the assumption that focus on individual’s mental models, comprehension and retention of information is a matter of significant importance in terms of increasing the levels of training transfer.

A popular example for the use of cognitive approach in training programs relates to the integration of mental tasks and challenges with the training process, so that program participants learn the core principles of the training program though solving those mental tasks and challenges. A high level of applicability of cognitive theory to all types of training programs is the main advantage of the theory.

Category: HRM