This is an J to Z guide and resource book of the best learning models currently available for learning facilitators/trainers. The models in this guide ranges from Kirkpatrick’s Training Evaluation model to the VAK model of learning. In between you will encounter many other models, some of which are critical to a good understanding of modern training, learning and teaching practice. The models cover a huge range of topics – all of which have relevance for training professionals and those interested in personal-development. Each model is accompanied by acronyms, an illustrative diagram and appropriate quotation. These will help users to grasp the key concepts behind the models quickly and easily.
Samuel A Malone is a self-employed training consultant, lecturer, moderator, examiner and author. He has published numerous journal articles in the fields of learning, study skills, personal development, motivation and management. He is the author of 21 books published in Ireland, the UK and worldwide on learning, personal development, study skills and business management. Some of his books have been translated into foreign languages including Russian, Spanish, Danish and Norwegian, and gone into second editions. His most recent book (2014) is titled Awaken the Genius Within – A Guide to Lifelong Learning Skills (Glasnevin Publishing, Dublin). He has a M.Ed. with distinction (in training and development) from the University of Sheffield and is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Chartered Secretary (ACIS) and a member of the Irish Institute of Industrial Engineers. He is a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (FIITD).