Where and when was you major learning?
This is a question I ask when training people on training skills. Normally the answer is not linked with school, classroom, or university, but rather specific events in life, during challenging situations in daily life and work, or when being exposed to a new situation or task. Sometimes you don’t know what to do and finding your way is a learning experience; sometimes you feel you fail but the learning from the failure may lead to success; sometimes you make a huge mistake which you never forget and will never do again. These are examples of major learnings.
Practically, what I want to say is that learning in the classroom is limited, we learn mostly through practice. Therefore, as a trainer my responsibility is to ensure you as a learner are exposed to practice in a safe learning enviroment supported with feedback, reflection and discussion.
There are several learning theories from people who made a study on the topic learning, coming to this kind of conclusion.
One of the models is the 70:20:10 Model for Learning and Development. The model describes an ideal balance between different ways of learning and developing in the workplace:
70 percent by "Experience," through day-to-day tasks, challenges, and practice.
20 percent by "Exposure," through social learning, in person or online.
10 percent by "Education," through formal learning including courses.
Therefore, any training supported by Imarah consultancy will expose you to assignments and tasks, where you can learn through practicing and making mistakes in small groups and a safe learning environment. The assignments will be directly linked to your daily work. This will be supported by feedback of fellow trainees, discussions as well as guiding, mentoring and feedback by the trainer.
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