Training is defined as any activity that results in learning. Adults look for many things in a training situation.
- Professional growth, not being graded.
- Practical training
- Job-related training
- Appreciation of thier past experiences
- Comfortable, relaxed training
There are many factors that can affect a person’s ability to learn. The trainer must recognise that people are individuals who have different levels and types of abilities as well as different needs. Their backgrounds differ in terms of capabilities and life experiences.
An important step towards dealing with individuals differences among trainees is to be aware of some basic factors that affect the learning process. The following factors could affect how trainees will learn, which can make a difference in how the trainers present training.
- Education level and literacy
- Job experience
- Delivery style of trainer
How do you deal with these? Here are some ideas…
Make sure that trainers are aware what resources are available.
Help trainers discover ways that can alter their delivery style to accomodate the learning styles of the learners.
What do you do? Share your ideas with us.
Anna Douglas spends most her time writing and editing content as one of our ASLS Bloggers. She specialises in all matters relating to training and development and one of her favourite things about this is getting to hear from the readers.
She previously worked at Australian Safety and Learning Systems as the Business Operations Manager, as well as delivering the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She provides a comprehensive and practical approach, is well-grounded in theory, and passionate about guiding learning in the workplace. Anna’s blog articles a ‘must read’ for those in the Vocational Education and Training sector. Whether a departmental trainer, a training manager or a training developer at heart, it is a valuable reference for all!
So, come and join the discussion. How does learning actually occur in the workplace?