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The Book of Road-Tested Activities by Elaine Biech

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Chapter 14

New Tools: Add a Twist to Your Techniques

Active learning! Participation! Involve your learners. As a training professional, you have heard these directives a hundred times and you know why the concept is emphasized over and over.

First, activities are energizing. Using them gives learners a break from just words. Activities stretch participants’ minds and relax their bodies. Activities also involve people working together. They provide an avenue to build rapport and increase knowledge retention. Activities promote learning by doing. Your participants retain knowledge better if you engage as many of their senses as possible. Activities provide you with a way to reinforce information in a variety of ways. Your training style would ...

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