Connections: Warm-Up Activities
What Is a Warm-Up?
A Warm-Up is a pre-training activity that learners do a week or so before the actual training program begins. Also called pre-exposure, a Warm-Up is a way of exposing learners to, and creating interest in, the topic and concepts they will be learning about. A Warm-Up creates a common language of topic-related words and phrases that learners will use when attending the training. A Warm-Up can also be a pre- and post-assessment tool, in that learners compare what they know before the training with what they know after the training is over. In effect, a Warm-Up is a wake up call to the brain, that is, a way of alerting the brain to get ready to learn.
What Does a Warm-Up Do?
By doing one ...