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Tip #445: Learning Activities for Attitude-Changing Training

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)
lecturettevisualizationreference materials
panelDVD or picturese-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 participants.
2.  Respond:(activities that provide an opportunity to react, question, and probe ideas)
focus questionquestionnaireDVD or pictures
case studygroup discussionbrainstorming
gameswriting assignmentrole play
artverbal relaysnowball throw
For example:  The board game Know Me, which is based on a Disclosure/ Feedback model of awareness known as the Johari Window. It lays the foundation for ongoing relationships based on mutual trust and open communication. Issues that are addressed include diversity, change and transformation.
3.  Value:(activities that provide an opportunity to accept or commit to a particular stance or action)
debatecase studyproblem solving
role playwriting assignmentself-assessment
DVD or picturessimulation     personal action plan
visualizationgroup discussionepitaph
For example:  A visualization that focuses the participants on the impact of specific attitudes on people they love or respect.

4.  Organize:(activities to reconcile internal conflicts and integrate a new value)
hands on exercisecase studyproblem solving
self-assessmentrole playwriting assignment
simulationpersonal action plan           critique
debategroup discussioncomparative brainstorming           
For example:  A self-assessment that enables participants to identify their beliefs, assess the impact of those beliefs on the quality of their lives, and determine alternative beliefs and actions that would be more constructive.
5.Internalize:(activities to practice using the new value)
changing placescase studyproblem solving
role playwriting assignmentsimulation
scriptingpersonal action plancritique
For example:  A case study that presents a realistic problem situation, whose solution requires the application of the new value.

May your learning be sweet.


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