The Methodology of Brainy Training Solutions
Peter’s methodology is distilled from the findings of adult education experts over many years including Paulo Freire, Malcolm Knowles, David Kolb and Jane Vella. These are in areas such as experiential learning, problem solving, dialogue education and self-discovery. Many are now supported by neuroscience research into how our brains work when they are best learning. So a truly brainy training solution!
1. Asking Questions
The methodology starts by asking pedagogical questions, with answers that will significantly shape the training design. For enhancing existing training, these highlight gaps and overlaps, as well as over- and under-emphases to be addressed to see your key objectives best achieved. With digital training, the questions highlight which digital learning approaches can be best applied to help attain or even extend your learning objectives.
2. Assessing Structure
Peter then assesses the structure for the training, putting aspects of learning in particular places in order to achieve optimum effect and ensuring every learner is included in the overall learning experience, from big picture to detail oriented learners, extrovert and introvert etc.
3. Implementing Activities
With design and structure taking shape, Peter will then implement interactive learning tasks within individual modules utilising an extensive resource of training activity designs. The tasks are tested to fit with the style of delivery appropriate to your organisation.
4. Applying Principles
Through all the stages above, underlying adult education principles are applied to the training design to ensure it becomes Training that STAYS:
Solving Problems: Problems are the mother of learning as necessity is the mother of invention
Teamwork: All of us are smarter than any of us
Action with Reflection: Don’t just do something, sit there
Your Learners: Don’t teach content, teach people
Self-autonomy: He teaches best who teaches least
Consultancy or training is also available to ensure that these principles are not just built into the training but can also be applied by clients when they teach their course content.