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Earlier this year I had the privilege of running a workshop for a talented group of facilitators at Virgin Active in Cape Town. One of the delegates came up with this ingenious way to teach Zulu greetings to English speakers. It was such a success that I thought it needed to be shared.
Begin this activity by saying:
We all come from different places – different religions, cultures, countries. Most importantly, we are all products of our families where we have enjoyed traditions and celebrations that often shape our cultural and religious backgrounds in a unique way.
Those of you who have attended the Gray Training Instructional Design workshops (Plan and design the learning; Develop OB learning material) will know that we place a high value on themes. Building a course or workshop around a theme gives you a focal point for visuals, topic names, activities etc.
If music is not important to you then the chances are that you don’t include it in your training. But as Thomas Armstrong amongst others has shown us, music is an important way of ‘being smart’. This simple reflection or summary activity is a non-threatening way of using music in the classroom.
Ground rules are such an important part of safe learning – yet the way that we set ground rules often adds little value to the learning process. This little exercise was stimulated by a ground rule setting activity at Virgin Active a few weeks ago. Thanks to the VA training team for their ideas!
It’s fun to add a picture or flashcard to a flipchart to reinforce a message. Here are a few to get you started. We’ve deliberately looked for versions that are easy to draw – but you can, of course, print them and make a set of flashcards for yourself.
- Developing a culture of learning - Is it necessary?
- Grooming for Success
- Green skills and green opportunities, the other side of the pervasive fear of climate change impact
- Neethling Brain Instruments
- Empower your workers with new skills
- Philosophy of Learning Frameworks
- Help learners revise
- Greater options for matriculants
- Leadership training for junior staff makes good business sense
- 12 Things You Might Not Have Learned in a Classroom
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