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Category Archives: facilitation

Key to Knowledge Transfer: Self-Directed Learning

Malcolm Knowles, one of the fathers of adult learning theory, wrote the following in his landmark book The Adult Learner:

Teaching is a process of guided interaction between the teacher, the student, and the materials of instruction. Teaching, like medical practice, is mostly a matter of cooperation with nature. The function of the teacher...

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Do you want your learners to be fired up about training?

As trainers, we all know how boring didactic presentations are for learners. The way to combat dull PowerPoint-driven sessions is by knowing, understanding, and mastering your responsibilities as a facilitator of learning. How can you get learners excited about and involved in learning?
  • Know the subject well and be organized. Effective facilitation of learning begins...
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Why do you need to train your trainers?

Whether your trainers have on-the-job experience or are new to the trainer role, it is important to provide them with skills to effectively facilitate learning. Why is this so important?
  • Adults have learning needs that are different from those of traditional students. Adults need to know why they are learning something and how it affects them. They...
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