Incorporating activities and humor into training sessions through such things as games, ice breakers and energizers is a way to keep learners engaged and to help them retain the information they have learned. This course explores how to add activities, how to choose appropriate activities, and how to develop your own activities.
A study of adult educators conducted by Pennsylvania State University doctoral student David Tanis found that playfulness creates a learning environment of “fun, enjoyment, and laughter,” and that their students notice cognitive gains in terms of “engagement, retention, and understanding.”
Ways to incorporate playfulness into the training classroom include the use of games and other activities, along with humor, which will be explored in this course.
Purposeful, well-thought out, and engaging activities in a training course can help learners apply new skills and knowledge, as well as retain that information in a meaningful way, while meeting learning objectives.