FIVE TIPS FOR LEARNING

In practical terms, then, when planning training, facilitators should:

• Ensure that a good learning environment is created in advance;

• Focus the subject matter on the current needs and problems of the participants;

• Use a variety of participatory training techniques that are rooted in the participants’ own knowledge and experience;

• Have participants work in small groups when they are reflecting on the activities in which they have participated;

• Ensure flexibility, allowing for adaptations to training activities as they progress.