Explain why different people need different training methods. PLEASE EXPLAIN WHY YOU AGREE WITH MY CLASSMATE RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE QUESTIONS? (A MININUM OF 125 WORDS)
Different people have different methods of learning things and because people learn things in different ways such as visual, manually, or other means, there has to be several approaches to training to encompass the different type employees. Most people can be shown something and pick up the method without much problem. Others need to be told in a class room and then shown to connect the method correctly. Still others can hear the method and the description and figure it out from there. People have learning abilities that are governed by their genetic intelligence, life experiences, and education and experiences. People lean on these combinations of things to develop their own way of learning. Trainers need to recognize that they will have audiences that have varying ways of learning and incorporate a combination of the different types of learning methods into their presentations. A mix of videos, notes, PowerPoints, and hands on practical exercises is a tried and true method of reaching all levels of learners and this also reinforces what you are teaching by getting the ideas out the way each person learns and reinforcing it with the other ways they are not as good at learning.
By preparing thorough and diverse presentations that encompass many facets of learning a trainer will always reach the maximum amount of his audience as possible while providing a diverse and hopefully interesting presentation that will encourage participation and learning.
In our classes that I teach for in-service training, I incorporate discussions, PowerPoint slides, videos, scenarios, and practical exercises to try and keep things interesting and to stimulate learning and interest in all of the audience I am training. Most of our instructors do similar methods in their classes. There are few things worse than “Death by PowerPoint”.