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The Case for Experiential Learning – 5 ways we learn better by doing than listening

June 17, 2013

For years practical activities have been used in team building to help people get to know each other ‘off the job’. In management development case studies and role plays are used to turn theories into experience.

Fresh Tracks offer a range of Team Building activities which can help your employees get to know each other better

Experiential learning is more acceptable now than at any time in the past as participants have become less fearful of leaving the security of the classroom, relishing the opportunity to take a break from the monotony of the lectures.  There’s more to outdoor learning and team exercises than just having fun though:

  1. It engages our imagination,
  2. It increases commitment by accessing our emotions
  3. Exercises highlight the importance of the right attitude over knowing the facts
  4. Simulations allow for mistakes, from which comes stronger learning
  5. Our visual, auditory and kinaesthetic intelligence is used

‘I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.’
– Confucious

Despite this we still revert to traditional lecture style presentations in training and communication, especially in conferences.  Fresh Tracks regularly work alongside event planners and learning  managers to identify opportunities to breathe new life into learning and presentations. To find out more call us or book a no-obligation meeting.

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