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Your Training Questions Answered by Cheryl Gamble

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TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

When designing any new curriculum, I would like to know if any of you have a best practice or standard used to define the percent of any training that should be learner-led activity, or practice.

In terms of a standard for the percentage of training that should be learner-led activity or practice, consider 100 percent. Before you stop reading because you think this percentage is impractical, think about a time when you had an exceptional learning experience. Odds are that your outstanding learning experience was learner focused—you were engaged, involved, and active. Participants remember more of what they say and do than what instructors say and do. When you design curriculum, explore ways to shift the focus from the ...

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