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Setting up a Group Activity

If your background is more of a lecture-based approach, it wouldn’t be surprising if the idea of group activities scares you. But don’t be afraid! Studies – and our own experience here at MRWED – prove that group activities result in much higher learning. They really do embody the idea that “adults learn by doing”.

Four Ways to Inspire Your Trainers

Do you manage trainers? Are you looking for ways to get their enthusiasm for the job jumpstarted? Here are several ideas we've used with great success.

Tips to Improve Learning Retention

The hope at the end of a presentation is that the participants not only understood you, but can take the information you provided and apply it for years to come. The question is: how can you efficiently and effectively transfer your knowledge to the trainees so that it’s implemented in their workplace?
Try and use these three tips to help you improve learning retention.

Creating a Soundtrack to Learning

If you want to be in tune and in sync with your learners, consider creating a soundtrack for learning! For many people, music plays a significant role in their personal lives. It helps them to focus, to bring joy, to reinforce positive memories and increase energy levels. However, we seem to switch it off when we go to work or apply it in less meaningful ways.

3 Review Techniques for learners

Most people don’t remember much of what is taught if they only hear it once. But there are literally hundreds of ways you can review content and not all are created equal. Some can be dry and boring while others can be more thoughtful and creative.
In order to move information from the short-term memory into the long-term, try one of these interactive review techniques at your next session.

FEEDBACK is for everyone.

Giving feedback is a powerful way of improving the performance of peers and students. Many find it difficult to construct and deliver feedback that impacts others appropriately and profoundly. The truth is this, consistent practice and skilful delivery of feedback will change the course of our peers and students’ careers.  
 

Setting up a Group Activity

If your background is more of a lecture-based approach, it wouldn’t be surprising if the idea of group activities scares you. But don’t be afraid! Studies – and our own experience here at MRWED – prove that group activities result in much higher learning. They really do embody the idea that “adults learn by doing”.

Five reasons why interaction is important in training

Traditional education was premised upon the “master and apprentice” model, where the expert was the holder of wisdom and the instruction only went in one direction. Today, we understand the importance of two-way communications between the teacher and the learners, but also recognise the value of the interactions that learners have with each other.

MRWED CEO appointed to ITECA Queensland Committee

It was recently announced that MRWED CEO, Marc Ratcliffe has been appointed as a general committee member on the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) Queensland state committee. ITECA is a membership-based peak body bringing together independent providers in the higher education, vocational education and training sectors.

Jason to close Creative Training Conference

This month it was was announced that MRWED’s Jason Ash was selected to present the closing keynote for the 27th Annual Creative Training Techniques Conference in Minneapolis in September. His presentation will be centred on giving ourselves and our learners “permission to play”. To learn more about the event visit: https://ctt.bobpikegroup.com/