Engaging Learners: Technique to make Training Stick by Fred E Fanning
The article has proved to be resourceful as it has placed training at the centre especially the psychomotor domain of learning. Usually, training done in the cognitive domain is generally at the knowledge level and lower part of the comprehension level. On the other hand, education imparts minimum psychomotor skills. It therefore concentrates on the cognitive domain, especially the higher cognitive levels.
It should therefore be noted that an important aspect of training is retention. Research has found that lecturing only provides a 20% return on the time invested, thus the need for other models. For instance, adults prefer to work through information and get physically involved. Methods such us role playing, talking, group project with single, individual responses, peer coaching accelerated learning, storytelling and guided discussions and simulations are vital. Another way of training is group examination with several scenarios which allow students to make individual comments with consequent arrival at a single solution. Thus, the key lessons in this article is on retention and group assignments that allow student to ponder on probable and right answers, then together agree on a single outcome. It is important for trainers to exhibit an in depth understanding of the subject in order to employ the right method thus achieving set goals.
Safety Training: Flow Chart Model Facilitates Development of Effective Courses by Roger C Jensen
The article discusses various models that would assist Safety, Health and Environmental professionals in comprehending and effecting safety training program. The training helps the employees understand occupational and potential hazards thus allowing them to maintain proper work place behaviour. Due to the sensitivity of the work at the workplace several researches have been conducted by committees. The literature commonly known as OSHA has been compared to the flowchart model depicting distinct differences. A workable a diamond shaped flow chart model has been devised to illustrate the importance of decisions. Last but not least, the flow chart model has successfully mated program components and decisions.