It was not that long ago that the use of mobile devices and social media in to schools and in to the classroom was something that left educators quaking. All they could see were the bad outcomes of students glued to their screens and the negative impacts of social media.
As a facilitator in the adult learning space, a successful course outcome is one where candidates are able to apply what they have learnt in the classroom, to their workplace. This is what differentiates Outcomes-based education (OBE) from a contents-based education. We have compared these two teaching approaches in detail in the previous article and looked […]
Effective Feedback to Learners – How to provide constructive and effective feedback to your students
An essential part of a facilitator’s role is monitoring and providing feedback to learners on their performance. This information gives both the opportunity to identify areas of improvement so that they’re able to meet the standards set that determines whether or not they achieve a certificate at the end of the day.
Effective Assessment Strategies: How to use formative and summative assessments to ensure your students are achieving their learning goals
One of the main roles a facilitator needs to perform is to monitor learner progress throughout the course. They will have to gather evidence to assess whether or not a student meets the criteria or standards to pass, or whether they have achieved the learning outcomes as communicated at the outset of the training.
Creating Synergy through Group Interaction – How to Manage and Enhance Group Interaction in Adult Learning
As a teaching professional who is passionate about your craft, you recognise the need to adequately preparate for classes so that you’re able to hold the attention of and successfully impart new knowledge to different learner types.
How to Encourage Learner Participation and Interaction – Employing Learning Styles and Questioning Techniques
Ideas For Facilitation Methods and Questioning Techniques to Encourage Learner Participation and Interaction (Target audience: Training instructors in the adult learning space who teach a range of subjects) In the previous article, we’ve explored different learning domains, namely cognitive, affective and psychomotor where the instructor needs to incorporate learning opportunities in the classroom that encourage students […]
How to Inspire and Motivate Mature Learners – A learning intervention guide for training instructors
(Target audience: Training instructors in the adult learning space who teach a range of subjects) Teaching adults can be a highly rewarding experience. A successful learning intervention provides the opportunity for professional growth and whether this results in a promotion or gaining more lucrative employment, upskilling men and women guarantees an educator’s job satisfaction.
Parents and other adults have a very narrow window of opportunity to teach kids in their formative years how to approach and celebrate diversity. While it’s true that no one is born prejudiced, kids can very easily pick it up once they see someone get treated differently for something they have no control over, such […]
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. The famous expression has probably never seen tougher times than the current situation where the world is staring at global mayhem. The pandemic ushered in by coronavirus has turned world economies on their heads. Millions have lost their jobs and are forced to stay indoors. Only a […]
If you want to meet up with your coworkers or friends online, there are a few different applications on which you can do that for free. Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Google Meet are among the most popular platforms for online meetings. Other than these, there are applications like Google Hangouts. Google Duo and Skype. We […]
Google Meet is a great Video Conferencing alternative to Zoom for those who already have a Google Account. The free basic plan offers web conference (online meeting) for up to 100 participants with a 60 minute limit per meeting. For most personal applications, that is more than enough. So here is how to get started.
Kids and meditation are two things that don’t seem to belong together because one requires deep, contemplative, quiet thought, while the other is usually the reason their parents can’t go into deep, contemplative, quiet introspection at home. Indeed, it might not be too easy to convince your young ones to sit still in complete silence, […]
Almost everyone has that ONE teacher who sticks out in their memory – the one whose name immediately pops up in your head whenever the topic of unforgettable teachers comes up.
Teaching young children the alphabet is a bit like inducting them in to a secret society. ‘You mean these weird shapes and squiggles actually mean something?’
Education experts encourage the incorporation of STEAM learning from early childhood. If you work in the education sector, are a parent or a guardian of a child, then you would have probably heard of STEM – the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
The Internet is great. Like, really great. There is so much to see, share and laugh about. It is your best friend when doing research and completing homework.
Comic Sans the rounded, sans serif font, with a single storey ‘a’ and a simplified ‘g’ has often been the go-to choice for teachers looking to create teaching and learning materials.
Melissa’s stomach tightened as she saw the Instagram post with a picture of herself bending down to tie her shoe. The comments above the unflattering image, all in caps, ‘Ever watch a cow tie her shoes? Well now you have!’ The additional comments were worse, comparing her to all manner of farm animals, circus elephants […]