At the Learning Flow, we develop learning programs that constantly engage participants, helping them to make meaning of newly acquired skills and knowledge, to apply new practices to their professional context, leading to a lasting training impact based on the following principles:
A Situated Learning Approach
You have probably attended a training course and wondered how it related to your professional practice or how you would implement what you had just learned. To help learners link training and professional practice, we design training following the situated learning approach (Lave and Wenger, 1991) which principles are:
The best learning occurs when learners are confronted with real-life like activities, discussions, exercises that are performed in collaboration with peers.
Trainers act as facilitators, not lecturers. One of their key roles is to engage learners at all possible times.
The learning environment promotes reflection, discussion, and evaluative thinking.
To apply these principles, our training programs do not consist of mere presentations but rather include a range of interactive and learner-centered activities such as World Café (to let learners discuss a range of carefully designed questions); Metaprocess (to help learners decide on key factors/ solutions/ alternatives/ practices); Jigsaw (to learn collectively on new topics); Open Space Technology (to let participants decide on the topics that matter for them); Knowledge Fair (to promote the exchange of knowledge and experience amongst participants.)