Connect Energizers to Adult Learning Objectives To Enhance Transfer Of Training
Always ensure that energizers (and anything else that you do in an adult learning environment) have sound purposes tied to your learning objectives. Never have learners participate in an activity simply to entertain or engage them. Doing so may cost you credibility and value in the eyes of your participants. It can also lose future management support and investment in your programs.
Connect Energizers to Adult Learning Objectives To Enhance Training
Instead, develop energizers that challenge learners to think and practice real-world skills that relate to session content and promote the learning outcomes you are seeking.
Like anything else in adult learning, your training design, development, and delivery efforts should be shrouded under brain-based learning research. By applying adult learning theory tenets and using experiential learning activities and games that actively engage your learner’s minds and bodies, you are more likely to affect better learning outcomes and have participants immediately apply what they learn on the job.
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