From Velvet Chainsaw:
Researchers like UCLA’s Drs. Alexander and Helen Astin, the University of Michigan’s Dr. Bill McKeachie, Indiana University’s Dr. George Kuh and Russia’s Dr. Lev Vygotsky have proven how adults learn best. Here are three evidence-based strategies these researchers discovered that presenters should embrace to increase learning.
1. Active Involvement
Learning and success increases with the degree and depth of attendee engagement in the learning process. When we increase the amount of time attendees invest in the experience, transformation increases as well.
2. Social Integration
Learning and success increases through human interaction, collaboration and relationship building. When presenters increase attendee interaction, either peer to peer or in small groups, learning increases.
Learning and success increases when attendees reflect and internalize their experiences. When presenters provide time for attendees to individually reflect on the content, attendees’ retention increases.
It’s time for presenters to let their audience be the star of the presentation. Let them transition from passive attendees to active participants. Let them participate!