Tip #217: Training Best Practices #2

We are concluding our look at the application of five key categories of training best practices, ending with the last three categories:

Application of Training Best Practices: Learner Activities

3. Learner Centered

  1. An in class mini needs assessment is conducted.
  2. The focus is on the learner rather than the presenter.
  3. It builds on the learners’ prior learning or experience.
  4. The training activities meets the needs of different learning styles.

4. Participatory Activities

  1. There is a participant workbook for hands on activities to check learning and comprehension.
  2. The learners are actively engaged in discovering answers.
  3. There is a check for comprehension before leaving a key topic area.
  4. There is an opportunity for the learners to practice what they’ve learned as they learn it.

Application of Training Best Practices: Learning Facilitation

5. Facilitation

  1. The instructor validates the learners’ involvement and responses.
  2. The instructor makes transitional statements between sections.
  3. The instructor ensures that all learners can see and hear.
  4. The instructor provides breaks approximately every 50 minutes.
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