Tip #554: Creative Learning Activities in Jordan- Part One

“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

Tip #445: Learning Activities for Attitude-Changing Training

On November 26, 2012, Posted by , In learning activities, By ,, , With Comments Off on Tip #445: Learning Activities for Attitude-Changing Training

“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)
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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
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Tip #444: Bloom’s Affective Domain

On November 19, 2012, Posted by , In curriculum design, By ,, , With Comments Off on Tip #444: Bloom’s Affective Domain

“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
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