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Adult Learning and Participatory Training
Definition Training (event): –Dictionary definition = activity leading to skilled behaviour –Interpretation = skills development leading to a defined learning outcome –Event = time bound Skills development, learning and knowledge
Learning as children Do you remember going to school? Did you like it? If you did, why did you like it? If you did not, why did you continue to go to school?
Child and adult learning Children: Told what to learn Accept information at face value Learn for long-term future Adults: Decide what to learn Take in information based on experiences Learn for immediate use
Child and adult learning (continued) Children: Have little ability to serve as a knowledgeable resource to the teacher or the rest of the class Adults: Have experiences and skills to share with the facilitator and the other participants
Summary: Adults learn best when… They know why they are learning They use their own experiences They use a problem- solving approach The topic is of immediate value Learning involves an active process of reflection and discussion
Learning styles Some people learn by hearing and listening. They are called AUDIO or AUDITORY learners.
Learning styles Some people learn by seeing, watching or reading. They are called VISUAL learners.
Learning styles Some people learn by doing. They are called KINAESTHETIC or TACTILE learners.
I hear, and I forget I see, and I remember I do, and I understand Chinese proverb
Effective training? In the past, much training looked like this:
Participatory training Training based around adult learning principles looks more like this:
Participatory training: key features Both trainers and trainees are knowledgeable and experienced- there may not be one right answer The training event is a learning experience for both trainer and trainees
Role of the facilitator The mind is not a cup to be filled, but a fire to be ignited Ancient Greek saying, Plutarch
What are some alternatives to lectures?
Top training tips 3 Use flipcharts for brainstorms and hang results up 4 Get participants to talk within first 5 mins 1 Keep lectures short!! 2 Mix up activities buzz groups, small group and large group discussions
How can you make your training more participatory? Think about this training workshop… What aspects have helped you to learn? What other thing could you do to facilitate learning?
Making a plan What is the problem? What is your objective?
Conclusion What have you learnt? What will you do differently?
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