Learning Transfer – The one-sentence summary

7 May

I’ve been focusing on learning transfer this week, trying out new approaches and techniques during long running training session.

Usually, I run this particular training session with a multiple-choice quiz at the end. The quiz covers the learning objectives and learners leave the training session with the key information front and centre.  

However, this week I’ve decided to switch things up by using the “one-sentence summary” approach. The one-sentence summary approach allows learners to synthesize a process or concept by answering these questions in one sentence: who does what to whom, when, where, how and why?  

As an instructor, I’ve been able to quickly evaluate the sentence, check that the learner has fully understood the process/concept, and provide feedback if necessary.

Undoubtedly, the one-sentence summary approach has made the transfer of learning process less passive and more interactive. The only drawback is that the process takes some time to implement in a large class.  

 

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One Response to “Learning Transfer – The one-sentence summary”

  1. Josh Smiley Baltz September 24, 2015 at 5:00 pm #

    I love the approach and how it helps to increase engagement with the learning. In your opinion, can this translate to the asynchronous world too (e.g., Captivates)?

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