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Cheat Sheet: Using Group Talk As Discussions For Conference Education

Tweet The evidence is loud and clear that peer discussions are more effective than lectures if memory and knowledge retention, attitude, behavior and skill change, and learning are the goals. Just dividing a traditional lecture into 10 minute chunks and then giving the audience two to ten-minute breaks for time for discussion increases learning. How…

Five Ways To Combine Conference Lectures With More Effective Education

Tweet In principle, there are many education methods that could replace conference lectures. The research is loud and clear that the majority of these education methods are more effective than the conference lecture. Yet, the conference lecture dominates the most conference education. Yes, the lecture has a place. Unfortunately, conference organizers give it too much…

Want To Know Why Your Conference Fails At Changing Behavior?

Tweet The traditional lecture, the primary education method of your conference, fails at promoting learning! Yes, it’s true. The conference lecture is only good for transmitting information. (Bligh 1970, 2000). It is not good for changing attitudes, behaviors or skills. (Bligh 1970, 2000) The Lecture Is Good For Teachers Bad For Learners As long as…

Overcoming These Six Barriers To Audience Resistance To Participation

Tweet Even when you’ve adequately communicated the transition from passive attendee to active participant, some audience members will still resist. You’re challenging their comfort zone of passively sitting in a lecture. You are now asking them to engage on a different level which requires being fully present and doing something. And you’re challenging their past…

How Do Your Learning Opportunities Compare To These Top Ten Traits Of Quality Education Programs?

Tweet In order to be successful in the 21st Century, organizations must make continuous learning and unlearning a core competency. If your organization’s team cannot learn quickly, unlearn outdated processes and data, and adapt and apply new knowledge and insights to current challenges, then it will be left behind. Organizations need team members committed to…