Learning skills is an area of significant importance that seems to slip through most training and development courses. Content is prepared and presented, leaving delegates to be responsible for their own learning. This form of education makes numerous assumptions. Top of the list is that delegates are able to entrench their own knowledge. This also presumes that people will be motivated enough after the course to revert back to the course content and apply it to their everyday life and/or work.
Considering the many different learning styles and the fact that we all learn differently (either using a single learning style or a combination of many styles), it would be wrong to assume that a single learning style would be effective for everyone.
Taking the ‘one-style-fits-all’ approach out of the equation allows a revolutionary form of learning to enter the business world. Firstly, and most significantly, it is not training, it is coaching.
Coaching, unlike traditional training, is the most effective and long-lasting approach to changing people’s way of thinking. It allows individuals to grow their own competency base that will last them a lifetime.
A significant part of coaching is to increase an individual’s self-awareness. This often leads to a shift in behaviour which in turn helps the individual achieve their goals. A good coach understands that the human brain responds differently at different times to different learning styles and will utilise a variety of coaching techniques to be successful.
Working with various learning styles is integral to the coaching profession as well as understanding all other auxiliary factors which impact on learning such as time management, emotional support, and motivation. This means that when you participate in a practical skills-based course, you are continually implementing new learnings so that it forms a part of who you are and how you interact.
When compiling a development course, you need to combine numerous methodologies, learning approaches, and human preferences. The result is a predominantly practical course which provides a richer learning environment.
Let’s compare a classroom-based development course to a practical skills based course:
The benefits of a practical skills-based course far outweigh a traditional lecture orientated learning environment.
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What more could anyone ask for?
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