Three Strategies for Making Activities Effective in Adult Learning

Three Strategies for Making Activities Effective in Adult Learning Like any other successful portion of a training or educational event, you must design energizer activities effectively if they are going to effectively and accomplish your intended purpose when working with adult learners. The following three tips can help make your next adult learning session more successful: 1.  … Read more

Create Backup Adult Learning Activities as a Training Contingency

Create Backup Adult Learning Activities as a Training Contingency If you have ever been facilitating an adult learning training session or educational event and found that you needed to deviate from your lesson plan for some reason (e.g. group size changed dramatically at the last-minute, you ended earlier than anticipated, or planned content was not … Read more

The Importance of Using Energizer Activities in Adult Learning

The Importance of Using Energizer Activities in Adult Learning Adult learning theory and brain-based learning research both support the use of experiential or accelerated learning strategies like using energizer activities when working with adult learners. The Importance of Using Energizer Activities in Adult Learning by The Creative Trainer – Robert W. Lucas, Awarding Winning Author, … Read more

Add Visual Imagery Activities As Part of Your Experiential Learning Problem Solving Process Training

Add Visual Imagery Activities  If you are attempting to teach problem-solving techniques to adult learners, one training strategy to get learners involved in experiential learning or accelerated learning environments is to use visual imagery exercises. Such active learning strategies encourage adult learners to become active participants in the learning process. In such an activity, participants … Read more

Creative Accelerated Learning Training Activities Aid Adult Learners

Creative Accelerated Learning Training Activities Aid Adult Learners A key element of accelerated or experiential learning is that participants are actively engaged in the learning process and working with one another. One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is to build movement and engagement opportunities into your training design. Creative Accelerated Learning Training Activities … Read more

Engaging Adult Learners With Meaningful Icebreaker Activities

Engaging Adult Learners With Meaningful Icebreaker Activities Trainers, adult educators, facilitators, and team leaders often struggle to find ways to engage their adult learners early during a learning event. Some argue that activities designed to help people get to know one another or generate information at the beginning of a session are a waste of … Read more

The Power of Flip Charts in Problem Solving Activities

The Power of Flip Charts in Problem Solving Activities Whether you are a trainer, facilitator, adult educator, team leader and manager you likely face a common issue when trying to conduct problem-solving and decision-making activities and training sessions… you need an effective means for capturing ideas and planning. The Power of Flip Charts in Problem … Read more

Using Adult Learning Activities and Flip Charts to Engage Adult Learners

Using Adult Learning Activities and Flip Charts to Engage Adult Learners Many trainers, adult educators, and facilitators search for group activities, training ideas, adult learning activities, and various strategies to tap into brain research on how people learn best in order to enhance their training sessions. One simple technique is to use flip charts (or … Read more

Engaging Adult Learners with Icebreaker Activities Using Flip Charts

Engaging Adult Learners with Icebreaker Activities Using Flip Charts Brain based learning research and adult learning theory  (andragogy)point to the value of actively engaging participants in activities throughout a learning event. Doing this early in a session helps them to claim ownership for the learning process, overcome potential hesitance about getting involved, and potentially get … Read more