Three Factors Impacting Learner Engagement

Three Factors Impacting Learner Engagement Some research related to brain-based learning suggests that by getting participants actively engaged during a learning event you potentially help them to better gain, retain, recall, and use what they experience. To accomplish this, be creative in identifying activities and processes that will allow your participants to actively engage in … Read more

Strategies for Generating Engagement and Enthusiasm in Adult Learners

Strategies for Generating Engagement and Enthusiasm in Adult Learners Take the time when you are designing your lesson plans to think about how you will get buy-in from your adult learners. This relates to principles of adult learning (andragogy) and also taps into the brain-based learning the concept of engaging learners. Here are some Strategies … Read more

The Trainer’s Role in the Adult Learning Environment

The Trainer’s Role in the Adult Learning Environment Your role as a facilitator of knowledge exchange is to ensure that your adult learners “get it.” Anything less means that you failed to meet their learning needs. You can have all the knowledge in the world between your ears; however, if you cannot effectively communicate it in … Read more

Creativity Quote – Robert W. Lucas

Creativity Quote – Robert W. Lucas Trainers who truly believe that they are creative and tap into brain-based learning research. To engage with their learners through a variety of active learning strategies. Robert W. Lucas has been quoted as saying “Creativity is a state of mind!” Creativity Quote – Robert W. Lucas by The Creative … Read more

6 Strategies for Energizing Learners and Generating Enthusiasm

6 Strategies for Energizing Learners and Generating Enthusiasm There are many ways to spark excitement, energize learners, and generate enthusiasm in your sessions. Take the time to search out and develop strategies and techniques that are innovative and require learners to think while having fun and enjoying their experience. So let’s take a look at … Read more

Experiential Learning Helps with Retention

Experiential Learning Helps with Retention Accelerated learning strategies (e.g. adult learning games and activities, role play, visioning exercises, team building games, outdoor group activities [ROPES course], and similar techniques) applied in an adult learning environment are paramount to assisting in memory development. Experiential Learning Is Key To Helping Adult Learners Retain and Use What They … Read more

Creative Training Ideas that Stimulate Adult Learners

Creative Training Ideas that Stimulate Adult Learners Brain researchers have made tremendous strides in discovering how the human brain functions and processes information. For example, they have discovered that various environmental elements can have an impact on learning and memory formation. Among others, factors such as nutrition, hydration, color, light, sound, motion, movement, and novelty … Read more

Addressing Gardner’s Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence

Addressing Gardner’s Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence Addressing Howard Gardner’s Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence in Adult Learning EnvironmentsHoward Gardner published his research on seven bits of intelligence in 1983 and later added an eighth intelligence category.  His perspective on learning differed from the traditional view that intelligence was primarily a linear process that was quantifiably measured through intuitive Intelligence Quotient … Read more

Strategies for Engaging Adult Learners to Enhance Learning Outcomes

Strategies for Engaging Adult Learners to Enhance Learning Outcomes Trainers continually look for strategies for engaging adult learners to enhance learning outcomes. Many have discovered what is termed as brain-based learning in order to create content and environments that help challenge and actively engage their learners. Scientists and researchers continually explore the human brain and … Read more

Ways to Engage Adult Learners Before Training Begins

Ways to Engage Adult Learners Before Training Begins Have you ever walked into a learning session, meeting or adult academic classroom and felt like you were in the Twilight Zone? Other zombies like you meandered around, seeking guidance. They might have moved toward refreshments, searched for a seat among the dozens available, or sat bashfully … Read more