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.