Accelerate Learning

Accelerate LearningSpectrain specialize in techniques to accelerate learning we design courses that enable learners to retain, recall and apply their skills.

Our learning designs appeal to a range of learning styles. We are blended learning specialists, this means we use a variety of media and methods to enable practice  for perfection and reinforce learning.

Misplace Mistakes

Mistakes are the food of learning, provided we reflect on them and consciously consider the errors made, yet sometimes we find it difficult to shake them off, or to to misplace mistakes.Trial and error learning involves activity in which a variety of responses to solve a task are tentatively tried and some discarded until the correct solution is found and our mistakes are replaced with correct responses. With no trial, there’s no error and no learning.   For many of us when we make a mistake we feel bad at that moment but that feeling passes and often days later  we [...]

2021-06-15T16:23:01+00:00Categories: Training and Development|Tags: |

The power of positive questions

[/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container] [/fusion_builder_column] Imagine the impact of transforming your team’s mindset from problems to possibilities, from blame to empathy, from opposition to collaboration; it is possible to transform your team through the power of positive questions using the principles and practices of Appreciative Inquiry. I have been using this technique with a team who I have been working with as an action learning set facilitator. Faced with an aggressive change agenda riddled with complex organisational issues, lost in the land of uncertainty, they had drifted into mediocrity. The initial issues they brought to the action [...]

Recall and the Rule of Three

Workshops Don’t End When Learners Leave Thats why these recall and the rule of three techniques are essential. Workshops provide stimulus to change, and as learners leave with their action plans we hope that they transfer their leaning implementing their new skills and knowledge with huge success. Good facilitators do not rely on hope; they incorporate methods into their workshops to encourage the process of recall and learning transfer. Recall  and The Rule of Three There are a numerous simple and yet effective methods for encouraging learners to begin, increase or further develop their skills. To ensure effective recall use the [...]

2023-12-30T11:46:12+00:00Categories: Learning Design|Tags: |

Connecting Learners to Content

Take a moment to reflect back to the moments when people were arriving at your last training event. Notice the range of roles you played as you welcomed them. As I reflect I can see myself alleviating anxiety, optimising states for learning, connecting people to people, and listening to their interests so I can connect learners to content. While I am doing this I am gathering and desperately trying to retain a huge amount of essential information including names, aspirations, roles, and a variety of individual requests.  Why Connect Learners to Learners? We all have expectations about the situations that we [...]

Learning from Squirrel Behaviour

I received a call from someone who had attended our problem solving and decision making course yesterday, his opening comment was “My Head is in Bits”! This individual has had a tremendous amount of work on his radar recently, amongst a whole variety of demands he is reorganising his department and implementing a new procurement system. He found himself stuck, cluttered, unable to see woods for trees.  While talking through the situation the issue I was reminded of the example of the squirrel and the trusting mindset a mindset of accomplishment discussed in John Eliot’s book over achievement.   Take the [...]

Joy Wilson achieves a WOW factor in her CLP assessment

Joy Wilson achieves a WOW factor in her CLP assessment in the delivery of her learning activity as the concluding part of her Certified Learning Practitioner assessment recently.  Joy Wilson of Spectrum Training Services undertook the live assessment part of her accreditation to become a Certified Learning Practitioner (CLP) at a workshop on February 11th . The assessment requires candidates to design, deliver and evaluate a learning activity in 20 minutes to a group of learning participants.   The criteria for design, environment set up, delivery and evaluation are then scored with an assessor.    Joy achieved a rare 3 for part of [...]

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