First person is best for teaching (learning?)

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 1, 2006
Filed in News

Another finding from Eide Neuroscience Blog. I love their piccies.Teachwithme

In a study of healthy young adults learning a motor skill, teaching was found to be much more effective if instruction was given from the student’s point-of-view (1st person perspective) rather than the instructor’s (3rd person perspective). In the 3rd person perspective, a student must ‘flip’ what he or she sees, and that takes more brain work as well as results in more errors. 90% of the errors resulted from the 3rd person perspective.

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Shawn, author of Putting Stories to Work, is one of the world's leading business storytelling consultants. He helps executive teams find and tell the story of their strategy. When he is not working on strategy communication, Shawn is helping leaders find and tell business stories to engage, to influence and to inspire. Shawn works with Global 1000 companies including Shell, IBM, SAP, Bayer, Microsoft & Danone. Connect with Shawn on:

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