Contextual learning relates what people already know to new ideas – a necessity if you are teaching people who grew up before the era of laptops, smart phones, and the Internet. Imagine you are teaching someone to drive who had never seen a car before they were 35 years! Don’t assume your older students have the personal experience necessary to expedite learning.
- Introduction: When Learning Is Brand-New
- The Key Idea: Connect With The Student’s World First
- Big Picture Versus Details: Which Comes First?
- The Importance Of Hands-On Learning
- Patience And Repetition: No Quick Fixes
- We Learn Better From Our Peers: Students As Teachers
- Get Them Back To Work: Do They Really Need So Much Theory?
- Improve retention and application of tech information.
- Encourage leadership roles among participants.
- Reduce resistance to new tools and toys in the workplace.
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