Lesson07PrinciplesOfEffectiveTraining&Learning

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LESSON 7 PRINCIPLES OF EFFECTIVE TRAINING AND LEARNING Dear Friends, Now you already know about training& development as well as its significance . In this lesson we will go through some principles of training and learning. You will also be able to correlate how it contributes in making training success . As defined by a famous author training is learning process. Hence to make training effective and successful one must understand about learning and training principles. In previous chapters you have studied about learning, learning styles & strategies, types of learning , learning process. Learning and Teaching The training programme will not be effective if the trainer is poorly qualified or ill- equipped with the technical aspects of the content or if he lacks aptitude for teaching and teaching skills. Training comprises of mainly learning and teaching. Training principles can be studied through the principles of learning and principles of teaching. Learning Principles 1. Learning requires purposeful activity. 2. Learning is a process of the whole individual. 3. Learning is problem solving. Challenging problems stimulate learning. 4. Learning is based on past experiences. 5. Learning results from stimulation through the senses. 6. The more vivid and intense the impressions, the greater the chance of remembering. 7. Interest is essential to effective learning. Learning requires motivation. 8. Friendly competition stimulates learning. 9. Recognition and credit provide strong incentives for learning. 10. People learn more when they are held to account and made to feel responsible for learning. 11. Knowing 'why' makes learning more effective. 12. Knowledge of the standards required makes learning more effective. 13. Things should be taught the way they are to be used. 14. Teaching should be logical or orderly. 15. The most effective learning results when initial learning is followed immediately by application. 16. Early successes increase chances for effective learning. 17. Repetition, accompanied by constant effort toward improvement, makes for
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effective development of skill. 18. Feelings of both teacher and student affect learning. 19. Students learn many things in addition to skills and information (attitudes, interests, appreciations, etc.) . 20. Continuous evaluation is essential to effective learning. Learning Patterns Trainers need some understanding of the patterns in which new skills are learned. The employee is likely to find himself unusually clumsy, during the early stages of learning. This can be called discouraging stage. After the employees adjusts himself to the environment, he learns at a fast rate. A 'plateau' develops after the lapse of more training time due to a loss of motivation and lack of break in training schedule and time.
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