Well, for starters, it just works better. The days of lecturing through the dim glow of PowerPoint slides has come and gone; at least for companies trying to maximize the value of their training dollars. One of the most common refrains after an Empowering Voices, Inc. training session is “what a great day” and “that was fun” and “I actually learned something at this training session.”
In short, our participants walk out the do excited and able to do things different and better than before we began.
It may not be Shakespeare, but we take quotes like those to heart as a measure of true success. At the end of the day, if we can make training FUN , MEMORABLE, and IMPACTFUL, we’ve accomplished something substantial. And you get a great value for your training dollars.
Why is Active Learning so important? It isn’t just that we “can’t pay attention” anymore and that society is more fast-paced, instant-gratification, now-now-now culture and all the other somewhat valid hypotheses bandied about – it’s more simply how our brains function in terms of learning and retaining ideas, concepts and skills.