Teacher: Cynthia Nolasco Lessons: 4 /week
The current promotion of lifelong learning implies the need to keep up with the continuing demands for new skills and mindsets in various settings, from handling new technologies to coping with changing work environments and arrangements. The demand for effective training has grown dramatically, as underscored by futurist Alvin Toffler who wrote: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” This course is an introductory course to the principles, methods and techniques of competency-based training. It provides an opportunity for students to design, facilitate and run a training course in the IPC context.
The course covers the principles of adult learning; learning styles; participatory and facilitative learning environments; basic principles of training design; planning and implementing training; training activities – methods and techniques; training aids; assessment and evaluation; and practical training pointers.
The principal method used in the course is learning by doing.