More than a hundred years ago, Hermann Ebbinghaus formulated the learning curve, which describes the relationship between memory and time. In a nutshell, it says that, during a lecture, if your absorption rate is at 100 percent on day one, there is a 50-80 percent loss of learning from the second day onward, which is reduced to a retention rate of just 2-3 percent at the end of thirty days. This theory is even more relevant in today's world where attention spans have come down and learning sometimes is reduced to 140 characters! How then can 'Experiential Learning' help overcome this situation?
At KNOLSKAPE, we believe there are eight reasons why experiential learning is the future of learning.
Experiential Learning Accelerates Learning
Repetitive learning or learning by rote has long been replaced by 'Learning by Doing.' Experiential learning methodology uses critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making to deliver a training module. This has become an established method to accelerate learning.
Provides A Safe Learning Environment
KNOLSKAPE's simulations use real life scenarios which depict several challenges that a participant will eventually face after the course completion. However, using simulation platforms, we provide a safe environment in which the students can try new things. We understand that mistakes will happen and that is the only way to learn!
Bridges The Gap Between Theory And Practice
By moving beyond theory to the realm of "learning by doing,' the trainee gets a first-hand experience of practicing what has been taught. This plays a crucial role in retaining concepts and ideas.
Experiential Learning Produces Demonstrable Mindset Changes
There are very few learning methods that can have a dramatic impact on the participant's mindset. Experiential learning is one of them. Management guru Henry Mintzberg pointed out long ago that, "Leadership, like swimming, cannot be learned by reading about it."
Increases Engagement Levels
The high focus on collaboration and learning from each other, benefits the participant, as it increases engagement. On the other hand, since the participant is immediately involved in the problem-solving activity or event, the level of ownership of the outcome is high.
Delivers Exceptional Return On Investment (RoI)
Experiential learning is personal and effective in nature, influencing both feelings and emotions as well as enhancing knowledge and skills. It goes beyond classroom learning and ensures that there is a high level retention, thereby delivering exceptional RoI over a traditional learning program.
Provides Accurate Assessment Results
KNOLSKAPE’s simulations are powered by “KNOLYTICS,’ an analytical engine which records, analyzes and provides a detailed report on the participants’ interaction throughout the simulation. This report provides valuable insights on the participant's performance.
Enables Personalised Learning
The participants set their own learning pace. By combining technology and simulations with experiential Learning, KNOLSKAPE has made this concept available anytime and anywhere, and across multiple devices. We have also flipped the classroom, where the learning goes to the students and not the other way.
If you want to experience the future of learning and revolutionize your training program using experiential learning methodology, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
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