“The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” – Brian Herbert
Learning is a lifelong process which might be being difficult but is extremely necessary for the existence of an individual. Learning is what keeps you updated, it allows you to explore the world and beyond. It can be perfectly described as a medium, motivation, passion, skill, or drive.
Learning largely depends on the desire of an individual. If a person’s keen enough to learn something new, nothing in the world can stop him from doing so. On the other hand, if a person feels lousy in acquiring knowledge, making him learn will prove to be worthless. Hence, to learn or not to learn is completely in the hands of one’s desire. The best we can do is to make the learning experience as attractive as possible.
Talking about an appealing learning notion, experiential learning is sure to cross one’s mind. What is it that makes this form of learning attractive? The fact that people learn more by experiencing and the involvement of a person’s five senses.
It is a known fact that the use of five senses enhances the experience of an individual. Have you ever noticed your pace of eating food against the varying speed of music? Slow music allows people to feel relaxed while enjoying their food, whereas, fast music makes them more anxious while eating. Most of the famous companies also have been forming strategies incorporating the senses, for the sake of providing their audience with an unforgettable experience. A very popular example is that of Dunkin Donuts which effectively used the sense of smell. They sprayed the aroma of coffee in public buses which made people crave for their coffee.
Similarly learning too, by incorporating all the senses, allows individuals to learn more. It is always interesting to assimilate activities during a session rather than keeping it only lecture based. These activities, apart from being a source of fun, allow individuals to retain more. People are likely to remember something they have done than something they have heard.
Because of the benefits that come along with experiential learning, a major shift has been seen in the academic sector. Academics have started viewing options that they can use to make their learning more beneficial for their audience. These options include:
- Games and activities,
- Scenario or situational analysis,
- Implementation projects,
- Hands on experience etc.
Learning Minds Group (LMG), being a reputable institute in the corporate training sector, works on the same. It focuses majorly on imparting the correct experience to its audience rather than just delivering the relevant message. This form of learning helps the trainers connect with their audience. It can also be used as a source of measurement as to whether whatever is taught is exactly the same as what is understood by the audience.
By using these helpful techniques, LMG has been growing in the sector it operates in. However, the efforts do not end here. LMG is continually innovating and working on the development of new ideas to serve its audience in the best possible way.
About the Author:
Shahzaib is Content Executive at LMG. He works closely with the Trainers to facilitate them and achieve his goal of becoming a Trainer one day too. He looks into the client needs on a training by training basis, working on the business needs being met and the value additions to the client’s company. He further works with the Sales Team to understand the need of the clients and with the participants to gauge the effectiveness of each training to further improve where applicable.