“I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.” Patrick Henry
A recent conversation with a colleague reminded me once again how important it is for trainers to model (demonstrate) what they want their learners to do- before the learners do it on their own (in small groups, pairs or individually).
I learned the hard way, through trial and error (mostly error), that modeling before assigning an activity is important. I had given small participant groups some case studies to analyze, without showing them how to analyze a case study. As a result, they settled on the obvious causes rather than the real causes. Had I walked them through a preliminary … Read the rest