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Using trainees’ experience



I was wondering if anyone has any practical tips or activities for using the trainees' experience in training sessions?
I will be going in as an external trainer to do a day session on letter writing and have been told there is a mix of abilities.
How do I keep the more experienced trainees from getting bored?
Any ideas will be very welcomed!


e konopka

One Response

  1. Using Trainees experience
    Hi Emma, I had a similar issue when I had to run a session on assessment skills. Initially I had everyone rate themselves from 0-10 on their skill in the particular topic. This is shown as a wall chart. This is subjective, but to give some guidence I suugested that skill =knowledge + experience. You pair up a more skilled person with a less skilled person and provide a sheet of questions for the less skilled to ask the more skilled,about, as in your case letter writing. After some time they usually start asking their own questions , but you may want to provide a prompt sheet to get them started. After an agreed time you can get some feedback on the process – what did the less skilled people learn, what emerges as good practice etc……..
    Good Luck
    DErekl Adams


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