“Where my reason, imagination or interest were not engaged, I would not or could not learn.” Sir Winston Churchill
We know that engagement is important, whether it be in a personal relationship or a work situation. To help us all, Amanda Slavin, CEO of CatalystCreativ and her company have created a taxonomy for engagement.
The idea is if you know at what level of engagement a person is, you will know what needs to be done so that person becomes more truly engaged.
The following descriptions of each of the seven levels of engagement are drawn from a handbook printed by HubSpot Academy and CatalystCreativ.
Since they directly relate to behavioral change, I’ve correlated my definitions of the levels of … Read the rest
“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” Edward de Bono
While in Amman, Jordan, I also conducted a six-day Train the Trainer Program: Designing and Delivering Dynamic Learning for humanitarian workers.
The third day was focused on Inviting Learning from the standpoint of creating a positive learning environment and having strong platform skills.
For a closing activity, I asked the participants to select an object from a bag and then create a 2-minute presentation about it. The presentation could involve telling a story, trying to sell the product, brainstorming with the group to come up with different uses for the item, etc.
Here are some of the presentations that really … Read the rest
“It’s your aptitude, not just your attitude that determines your ultimate altitude.” Zig Ziglar
When working with the Cognitive Domain, some learning activities are more appropriate for achieving some of the six learning levels. This is also true for the Affective Domain:
A learning activity enables the learner to learn and/or demonstrate the learning that has occurred. Different learning activities are appropriate for different learning levels:
|1. Receive:||(activities that create awareness of a new value)|
|panel||DVD or pictures||e-learning|
|For example: A panel of people who share personal stories about their poor treatment because of certain attitudes. Prior to participating in the panel, these individuals participate in table group activities, building relationships with other|
“Attitudes are more important than facts.” Karl A. Menninger
For years, I have designed learning objectives by using a three step process: (1) identify the key content using a template for either skill-building or attitude-changing training; (2) determine the desired level of learning; and (3) add an active verb. The levels of learning and the active verbs have both been based in Bloom’s Cognitive Domain.
However, in designing a training program devoted to the design and delivery of attitude-changing training, I finally became acquainted with Benjamin Bloom’s Affective Domain.
The Affective Domain consists of five learning levels:
1. Receive: Listen, take an interest in, and passively participate
2. Respond: React, question and probe ideas, and actively participate
3. Value: Decide … Read the rest