I think that sort of training/learning (to play in a more old school way) can take time, when most of our media caters towards an instant gratification approach.
It's hard to resist, I even fall under that - especially with CRPGs where I'm now more impatient to get the thing done. Compare Skyrim to Morrowind, for those of you who have played both... it's that sort of environment that has encouraged a different approach to play.
But yes, they can be taught!
D&D Game referee. Running a solo game for @theprincesswife. Running a D&D campaign (AD&D-lite-ish-kinda-houseruled) both online and tabletop. Running an Ultima online game.