How being a "Lazy Trainer" is the best for learners

Yes, I have to admit that I am a "Lazy Trainer" because you will be the active creators of your own learning experience to learn how to teach, instead of the outdated approach "Trainers talk - Learners Listen".

Have you ever participated in a training or workshop and after few days you don't remember too much of it, you don't know how to apply what you learned or you feel that it wasn't effective?

The answer is because usually learners are passively sitting watching Powerpoint slides, listening the trainer to talk but they aren't learning too much due to the outdated approach.

This session is an introduction to the famous "Training from the Back of the Room" from Sharon Bowman. This approach encourages people to be active creators of their own learning experience through a four-step model for engaging learners called the 4Cs:

  • Connections: Connect the learners to what they already know
  • Concepts: Share new information in multisensory ways. hearing, seeing, writing, etc
  • Concrete Practice: Learners actively practice the new skills
  • Conclusions: Learners summarise what they have learned

Using the Training from the Back of the Room I can guarantee that you will have highly engaged learners that will do most of the talking, allowing them to learn by doing.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

  • Connections: Connect the learners to what they already know about teaching and learning
  • Concepts: Share Training from the Back of the room in multisensory ways. hearing, seeing, writing, etc
  • Concrete Practice: Learners actively practice the new skills
  • Conclusions: Learners summarise what they have learned

Learning Outcome

  • Change mindset and move away from the "Trainers talk - Learners Listen" approach
  • Be able to facilitate sessions using "Training from the Back of the Room" in order to have highly engaged learners

Target Audience

Anyone who wants to teach, facilitate training and workshops.

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