Theory is when you know everything but nothing works

theory, praxis

As a training & development expert I laughed out loud when I read this.

Some participants LOVE theory – give them sources and concepts, reports & ruminations, inspirations & ideas, as well as books & bibliographies.

Some participants LOVE action – give them activities & exercises, puzzles & practice time, as well as scenarios & simulations.

Put the theory & action together & you’ve got powerful learning.  It’s called praxis (a term from popular education pedagogy).

BTW – I came to this image through Melanda Schmid’s facebook page & it’s originally posted on George Takai’s facebook page.


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