what is the diffreneces between learning and development?

January 18, 2006 - Kellye Whitney, Associate Editor

The words learning and training have six letters in common and touch the same field of interesteducation. Often the words are used interchangeably, but some say there is a subtle distinction between the two. Of course, definitions for that distinction vary according to whom you ask. Some learning leaders feel that learning is a long-term process related to development, while training is a timely, technical skills-based process that might or might not involve a lower level of skill acquisition. But as time rolls on and the value stakes surrounding learning, development and training in the enterprise continue to escalate, training m