I have always loved learning new things (particularly about Instructional Design), and I like to think I am receptive to new ideas.
Like most people, when I have something programmed into me from a young age it is hard to let that go. Mom says you have to finish everything on your plate, it comes from a place of caring and wanting you to have enough nourishment, but studies have shown this is bad for weight and other health issues, and we are better just eating until we are full. Many of us who were programed by mom to finish are plates not just are going to clean our plates, but are going to tell our kids they need to as well, even though we know based on research this is wrong.
There are elements like this in Instructional design that come up over and over again. The traditional classroom lecture setup has been shown to not be as effective for adult learners. Learning styles has been debunked as a meaningful design element. Lecture without interaction and practice has limited value. So I wonder what we as designers of training can do to get past our programming?
Any thoughts or examples you wonderful folks out there would like to share?