How to Start Learning Before Class to Improve Efficiency
Pre-work—or what we prefer to call Phase I learning—is an important element of the complete learning experience. It serves a variety of purposes, including:
- Securing the learner's attention
- Generating learning intentionality
- Stimulating interest in the topic or a “need to know”
- Establishing a common understanding of concepts and terminology
- Gathering data to use during training
For Phase I learning to be effective, five conditions must be satisfied:
- There must be a sound learning rationale for including it.
- Its purpose should be clearly and convincingly communicated ...