TITLE

A question of learning

AUTHOR(S)
Salt, John
PUB. DATE
April 2003
SOURCE
IT Training;Apr2003, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the role of trainers in ensuring effective learning. Trainers need to ask the right questions to encourage effective learning. It is also the best way to find out what delegates know and what they want to learn. This is because learners are more likely to understand andremember when they are asked, than when they are told. The author feels that constructivism theory of learning is the best way to explain what happens during the learning process. Constructivism advocates that people learn by actively constructing their own understanding. Moreover, trainers need to have constant feedback as to what delegates do and don't understand. Questions are, thus, a key tool for maximizing learning. They enable trainers to probe learners' minds to discover their desired end-goals, prior knowledge and understanding.
ACCESSION #
9557568

 

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