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

Using Music and Sound for Learning

Using Music and Sound for Learning Using music and sound for learning is an easy way to contribute to a more stimulating, brain-based learning environment. Make some noise, introduce sound, and wake up your learner’s brains. You cannot share information and ideas effectively if your session participants are distracted or not focused on you or … Read more

Applying Maslow’s Hierarchy to Workplace Learning

Applying Maslow’s Hierarchy to Workplace Learning Creative trainers who apply brain-based learning research to design, develop, and deliver their content recognize that there is more to sharing information with adults than just being a subject matter expert. As a facilitator of adult learning (andragogy), you must also be a student of human nature and understand … Read more

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

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

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

Engaging Adults Through Use of a Music-Based Learning

Engaging Adults Through Use of a Music-Based Learning Engaging Adult Learners Through Use of a Music-Based Learning Activity Brain-based research indicates that by incorporating music, fun, and novelty into adult learning environments, the opportunity to maximize the formation of memories and learner retention improves. The following is a creative training activity that can help improve … Read more

Training and Development Trends

Training and Development Trends There is no doubt that the old training and development era of standup or classroom training is quickly leaving. Thus, the new learning and performance era that encompasses coaching and guiding learners is replacing it. Learning theory is moving to the next level. Let’s take a look at learning strategies and … Read more

The Roles of Trainers and Educators in Adult Learning

The Roles of Trainers and Educators in Adult Learning The roles of trainers and educators have evolved in the adult learning environment in recent years. Traditionally, each group has been the focal point of learner attention during a training session. Their function was that of a subject matter expert who shared information and guided information … Read more