We draw upon connectivist and constructivist thoughts to facilitate learning. Learners interact to make meaning. They build upon each other's ideas, and form new knowledge within our classrooms. We also equip them with tools to form larger networks that they reap on, and carry with them outside the classroom.
From simple activities like forming small groups to discuss different aspects of a topic, quick one minute thought sharing, to gamification of concepts, complex case studies, or business simulations; we use a good, customized mix of instructional devices to bring this together.
Learners are not just passive consumers of information. Instead, they participate in content research and generation. During the workshops they draw upon their background to reflect on the concepts, and bring diverse perspectives through tools such as
pecha kucha, rapid blogging, tweet minutes, group presentations, visual chart creation, and so on.
In addition, media rich content (in the form of films, videos, summative infographics, and so on) is designed and presented to learners. We also explore the space and environment in which the training takes place. This helps learners build a visual, auditory, spatial, or even olfactory connect to the concepts explored.
Nothing brings more value to a classroom than exploring the nuances and subtleties of a topic with an expert or a facilitator. So we carefully design learner to facilitator / SME interaction to make the whole learning experience richer.
We design campaigns to promote the workshop and to set the pace for the training. Promotion methods may include on- or off-line quizzes, posters, trailers, online interactivities, comic strip series, talk by the facilitator, introductory videos, webinars, and so on. We also conduct pre-workshop assessment to gauge learners' level of expertise in a domain.
Our workshops are fun and action packed. They follow a high-level design based on individual and organizational requirements. Often, we adopt the 'ADORE approach' to handle each objective within the workshop.
Post workshop activities vary according to the need of every workshop. However, during most workshops we prepare people to become life-long learners. They create a learning network that they organize to nurture and develop even when they move out of the classroom. We provide continued support to nurture these networks.
In addition to this, we also conduct post workshop evaluation that includes Kirkpatrick's level 1, 2, and 3 assessment through learner surveys, tests and assessments, managers' observation reports, and so on. We provide rich data to analyze the success of each instructor led training program.
Read a case study to see an example of workshop design.