Commonly Used Training Evaluations Models: A Discussion with Dr. Will Thalheimer

Convergence Training

Four Common Learning Evaluation Models–Kirkpatrick, Kaufman, Philips & Brinkerhoff. Well, of course, the most common, the most well-known, is the Kirkpatrick four-level model. And okay, if we can just walk through each of the four models you talked about–Kirkpatrick, Phillips, Kaufman, and Brinckerhoff–and maybe you can explain to people, especially people who may not have heard of any of these, what they are and what are some pros and cons of each.

A Day in the Life of a Learning Objective

CLO Magazine

Bloom conceived the six levels of cognition and associated hierarchy to categorize instructional objectives based on specificity and complexity. By evaluating the level of individual competency through learning measurement approaches from Kirkpatrick, Phillips or Brinkerhoff, learning leaders can assess the change in the organization’s capability.

Effective Learning – Musings from the UnConference

Learning Cafe

Not all participants at the Session were familiar with the Kirkpatrick Model (4 levels – Reaction; Learning; Application; Impact) of Evaluation, or the 5th level (ROI) discussed by Phillips and the 6th (Sustainability) and 7th (Sharing the Benefits) levels put by Rylatt. In the past learning in cognitive psychology and neuroscience has centred on how humans (and other species) have evolved to extract useful information from the natural and social worlds around them.