Glossary of Performance Terminology
The science dealing with the
principles and practices of teaching and learning. The accumulation of learning. The
process through which learning
is achieved. The physical or social context in which a a person, group
physical or social context in which a person, group or organization functions.
An element or factor existing within a person's living or working environment
that has an impact on an individual's
The determination of worth, value or merit of something. A learning evaluation is a method or procedure that is used to measure the cost
effectiveness of a learning initiative.
Formal knowledge that can be put into words, stored on a database and easily
shared with others.
A learning method in which a participant learns through direct, first hand, hands-on involvement (experience) with
subject matter. It is learning acquired through reflection and
meaning-making from direct participation in events
to a formal didactic approach.
Motivation arising from a person's response to external factors or circumstances existing within an individual's
Also known as extrinsic motivation.