Active Training A Handbook of Techniques, Designs, Case Examples, and Tips

ISBN-10: 0787976237

ISBN-13: 9780787976231

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Melvin L. Silberman, Carol Auerbach

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Since 1990, Mel Silberman's classic book, Active Training, has been a runaway best-seller for trainers at all levels and a popular text for university level courses in adult education and training. The active training method_which turns the spotlight away from the instructor and put the emphasis on the learner_has emerged over time as a proven and reliable method for enhancing involvement, learning, and change.The third edition of Active Training, provides a thorough introduction to the core principles of active trainingdesign and delivery and includes a wealth of examples, tips, and techniques. The book has been revised to reflect the latest trends in workforce training and key sections, such as assessment and evaluation, have been thoroughly updated. In addition, acompletely new chapter has been included to coverthe designof active training for e-learning and online applications.
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List price: $62.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/31/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 380
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.222
Language: English

List of Figures
Introducing Active Training
The Nature of Adult Learning
Concerns About Active Training
The Delivery of Active Training
Designing an Active Training Program
Assessing Training Needs
Why Do Assessment?
What Information Should Be Collected?
How Can Information Be Collected?
What If There Is No Time to Do a Proper Assessment?
Developing Active Training Objectives
Setting Learning Goals
Selecting Objectives
Specifying Objectives
Expressing Objectives
Communicating Training Objectives to Others
Creating Opening Exercises
What Opening Exercises Accomplish
What to Keep in Mind When Creating Opening Exercises
Ten Ways to Obtain Participation
Preparing Brain-Friendly Lectures
Five Ways to Gain Your Audience's Interest
Five Ways to Maximize Understanding and Retention
Five Ways to Involve Participants During a Lecture
Five Ways to Reinforce Lectures
An Example of a Well-Designed Lecture
Finding Alternative Methods to Lecturing
Case Study
Guided Teaching
Group Inquiry
Information Search
Study Group
Jigsaw Learning
Tournament Learning
Applying the Alternatives to a Common Topic
Using Experiential Learning Approaches
Role Playing
Games and Simulations
Mental Imagery
Writing Tasks
Action Learning
Designing Active Training Activities
The Three Major Ingredients of Any Design
Basic Questions About Any Design
The Remaining Details
Three Tips for Creative Designs
Sequencing Active Training Activities
Basic Sequencing Guidelines
Applying Sequencing Guidelines
The Finer Side of Sequencing
Experiential Learning Sequences
Planning Active Training Programs
The Macrodesign of an Active Training Program
Blending Technology into Active Training
Independent e-Learning
Group-Based e-Learning
Virtual Classrooms
Blended Learning
Conducting an Active Training Program
Beginning an Active Training Program
Preparing Yourself Mentally
Arranging the Physical Environment
Greeting Participants and Establishing Rapport
Getting the Best from the First Thirty Minutes of Training
Reviewing the Agenda
Inviting Feedback to the Agenda
Gaining Leadership of the Training Group
Setting Group Norms
Controlling Timing and Pacing
Getting the Group's Attention
Increasing Receptivity to Your Leadership
Handling Problem Situations
Giving Presentations and Leading Discussions
Knowing Your Group
Organizing Your Presentation
Watching Your Body Language
Adding Visuals
Making Smooth Transitions
Facilitating a Lively Discussion
Facilitating Structured Activities and Promoting Team Learning
Structured Activities
Team Learning
Concluding an Active Training Program
Reviewing Program Content
Obtaining Final Questions and Concerns
Promoting Self-Assessment
Planning Next Steps
Expressing Final Sentiments
Extending the Value of an Active Training Program
Providing for Back-on-the-Job Application
Prior to the Training Program
During the Training Program
At the End of the Training Program
Follow-Up Coaching and Support
Evaluating an Active Training Program
Interim Feedback
Final Assessment
Final Thoughts
About the Authors
Pfeiffer Publications Guide
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