EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING and BEHAVIOURS
At Behavioural Leadership we use collaborative learning simulations to root the experience in a situation (see our Situated Learning blog post). This creates a rich situation that is far removed from death by PowerPoint. It combines visual, auditory AND kinaesthetic approaches to create meaningful and memorable experiences. Note: Research undertaken by IBM and confirmed by the Post Office discovered that long term recall is affected by how the information was originally delivered. Recall after 3 months having being told was 10%; told and shown (32%) and told, shown and experienced (65%) – Source Whitmore, 2003.
Our Collaborative Learning Simulations:
Nice to notice that the behaviour towards each other changed during the activity in a positive way. Senior Manager Ashbury Labelling
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING and LEARNING STYLES
The following diagram integrates David Kolb’s model of experiential learning with Honey and Mumford’s learning styles. We have also added a final layer of games based learning – the 4 Ps. We believe that playing a learning simulation (game)¹ forms a concrete experience upon which an individual can ponder (reflect). They can then piece together these ideas with their existing understanding (abstract conceptualisation). Finally they can put it into practice (as an activist).
_____¹ Visit our games based learning blog for a wealth of information on the use of technology in learning including learning simulations.
REAL WORLD BENEFITS
What is powerful about our collaborative learning simulation based workshops is that the experiential learning is accelerated. An individual can go through the cycle in a few hours. These break-through sessions enable real world benefits that can be translated into: