Three Brain-Based Learning Environment Tips
There have been hundreds of studies completed to discover how the brain receives, processes, and stores information (brain-based learning). Trainers and adult educators can use much of this research to help ensure that any learning event that they conduct will be more successful through the utilization of concepts related to brain stimulation.
The following are three tips that can help anyone involved in sharing information or skills with others in an adult learning environment be more successful:
- Allow learners to take control of their own learning whenever possible by encouraging them to get actively engaged in the process.
- Begin each class or session on an upbeat note by using an icebreaker activity to capture attention and set the tone for what will follow.
- Create an environment that is brain-positive by ensuring that environmental elements such as temperature, lighting, sound, furnishings, and other elements contribute rather than detract from learning.
To learn more about the concepts and content addressed in this article, check out some of Bob’s books related to the subject of brain-based learning: The Creative Training Idea Book: Inspired Tips and Techniques for Engaging and Effective Learning; The Big Book of Flip Charts: A Comprehensive Guide for Presenters, Trainers and Facilitators; Energize Your Training: Creative Techniques to Engage Learners; and Training Workshop Essentials: Designing, Developing and Delivering Learning Events That Get Results.
Three Brain-Based Learning Environment Tips by The Creative Trainer – Robert W. Lucas
Robert W. Lucas is an internationally-known author and learning and performance expert. He specializes in workplace performance-based training and consulting services. Furthermore, he has four decades of experience in human resources development, management, and customer service in a variety of organizational environments. Robert Lucas was the 1995 and 2011 President of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).
Robert W. Lucas has lived, traveled, and worked in 28 different countries and geographic areas. During the past 40 years, Bob has shared his knowledge with workplace professionals from hundreds of organizations, such as Webster University, AAA, Orange County Clerk of Courts, Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, Martin Marietta, all U.S. military branches, and Wachovia Bank. In addition, Bob has provided consulting and training services to numerous major organizations on a variety of workplace learning topics. To contact Bob visit his website at www.robertwlucas.com or his blog www.thecreativetrainer.com.