Active learning transforms people from passive receivers of information to active participants in their own learning process. It is based on the principal that rather than just sitting and listening to someone talking, trainees are much more likely to make new understandings and change behaviours if they experience the learning physically, intellectually and emotionally.
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These are particularly useful where the issue of human interaction is important, such as in the exploration of bullying or discrimination. They enable people to sit back and observe from a distance, with an objectivity that allows them to analyse the interaction between characters and reflect upon their own behaviour.
These get the group out of their seats, having fun, lowering self-consciousness and beginning to open up discussion on the important themes of the event. We use these to begin building rapport at the beginning of sessions and to allow participants an experiential insight into issues.
Scenarios that allow an opportunity to share good practice in an active way - a great learning experience and confidence booster. Some people are wary of drama so we ensure it is delivered with skill and sensitivity, to create a positive learning experience for the whole group.
Specially created scenarios that bring case-study exercises to life. Our courses rely on an understanding of human behaviour and interaction and seeing a character, hearing them speak and observing their behaviour can provide a much more profound learning experience than paper-based exercises.
Many people like to be able to see an explanation as well as hear it, so we use visually engaging PowerPoint presentations where appropriate. We always use these methods only to support and illustrate the learning. We never present reams of information and endless bullet pointed lists!
Our trainers use their superb facilitation skills and careful open questioning, to explore issues that arise during the sessions and raise genuine conversations. These can involve whole group discussion or, if more appropriate, smaller break out groups or pairs.
'By seeing the training content brought to life through the use of drama, managers leave the sessions with the confidence, ideas and motivation to make real change.'