Six Factors Affecting Active Learning

Six Factors Affecting Active Learning Active, brain-based, experiential, and accelerated learning are terms used for training initiatives that involve getting learners to become active participants in your sessions. Various theories and research related to adult learning and brain-based learning indicate that through active involvement, participants become more vested in the session outcomes and are more … Read more

Active Learning Strategies in Training Get Results

Active Learning Strategies in Training Get Results To effectively engage and energize adult learners, you must build a variety of learner-centered activities into each of your sessions. By using active learning strategies in training, your participants are more likely to learn and retain content that they experience. Their involvement can be in the form of … Read more

Tying Active Learning to Adult Learning Theory

Tying Active Learning to Adult Learning Theory Ever since adult learning pioneer Malcolm Knowles developed his adult learning theory, other practitioners of accelerated learning (also called experiential learning) have validated his theoretical tenets and expanded on the breadth of knowledge related to the topic. One key element of Knowles’ findings is that by actively engaging adult … Read more

Active Learning Quote – D. Blocher

Active Learning Quote – D. Blocher Adult learning facilitators must tap into brain-based learning research on how the adult brain functions in order to help ensure that participants maximize their learning potential in training. A major element of this approach is to actively engage adult learners in the learning process. “Learning is not a spectator … Read more

Using Active Learning Strategies to Increase Attention Span

Using Active Learning Strategies to Increase Attention Span There are many ways to spark excitement and enthusiasm in your sessions. Take the time to search out and develop active or experiential learning strategies and techniques that are innovative and require learners to think while they have fun and enjoy their experience.   Here are five ways … Read more

Using Active Learning to Build Knowledge and Skills

Using Active Learning to Build Knowledge and Skills Using Active Learning to Build Knowledge and Skills by The Creative Trainer, terms such as active learning, adult learning, brain-based learning, and experiential learning have been used for years to describe the type of training in which learners are engaged and become active participants in the process. Such … Read more

Learning Strategies That Actively Engage Learners

Brain-Based Learning Strategies That Actively Engage Learners Can Increase Learning Outcomes Adult learners gain and retain more when they are an active part of the learning process. To effectively engage and energize your participants, you must build a variety of learner-centered activities into each of your sessions. Such involvement can be the result of individual … Read more

Making Adult Learning Active and Keeping It Flowing

Making Adult Learning Active and Keeping It Flowing Have you ever sat through a training session where the trainer did the majority of the talking? How about a session where there was little interaction between attendees? If you answered yes to either of these questions you know why it is important for you too facilitate … Read more

Experiential Learning Techniques Actively Engage Adult Learners

Experiential Learning Techniques Actively Engage Adult Learners Experiential learning techniques and environments are rooted in brain-based learning research. Various studies indicate that by using learner engagement activities, a facilitator has a greater opportunity for success. This occurs by helping adult learners better gain, retain, recall and use what they experience. To effectively engage and energize … Read more

Taking an Experiential Learning Approach for Training

Taking an Experiential Learning Approach for Training If you are a trainer or educator of adults, you likely already understand that training or classroom time is precious. The challenge is to get learners to appreciate that what you are delivering to them meets their needs, matches their personal learning goals, and is relevant. One means … Read more