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Secrets to Enliven Learning: How to Develop Extraordinary Self-Directed Training Materials

Secrets to Enliven Learning: How to Develop Extraordinary Self-Directed Training Materials

Ann Petit

ISBN: 978-0-883-90416-9

Jul 1994, Pfeiffer

176 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$45.00

Description

Custom training materials made easy!

You will flawlessly design your own distinctive training materials with this practical, easy-reading handbook. Petit invites you into her remarkable book with encouraging words: You'll find that being extraordinary rather than ordinary is easier than you think! and If you make mistakes, consider them ordinary events on the road to extraordinary results. She's right. We guarantee that your results with this book will exceed any of your expectations.

Motivate your trainees with training materials that:


* Capture attention
* Highlight the important information
* Relate ideas logically...and much more!
You get checklists, you get exercises, you get models, games, samples, and references. Petit teaches the value of economical designs--Fill the learner, not the page, she writes--and simple words--Collect plain words and spAnd them wisely.

With irresistable verve, Petit introduces you to the 3 Ps of successful training materials:


* Preparation: Making sure the cover beckons; fostering a positive learning environment; offering incentives to learn; and guiding with clear instructions
* Presentation: Using appearance to aid comprehension; using friAndly, energetic, understandable words; arranging content for optimal learning; and using words creatively to reinforce, emphasize, enliven learning


Whether you're a novice or a seasoned professional, you'll appreciate the practical approach of this smart and charming reference. Grab your pen or pencil, open your mind, and GO!
Overview
Section I: Preparation
Module 1. First Impression: Making Sure the Cover Beckons
Module 2. Atmospheric Conditions: Fostering a Positive Learning Environment
Module 3. An Ovation for Motivation: Offering Incentives To Learn
Module 4. Show the Way: Guiding with Clear Instructions
Section III: Presentation
Module 5. Looking Good: Using Appearance To Aid Comprehension
Module 6. Watch Your Language: Using FriAndly, Energetic, Understanding Words
Module 7: Set the Sequence: Arranging Content for Optimal Learning
Module 8. Word Plays: Using Words Creatively To Reinforce, Emphasize, Enliven Learning
Section III: Practice
Module 9. Topple Test Tension: Dispelling Anxiety to Promote Learning
Module 10. Variety Pack: Offering Practice Activities
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