ERIC Number: ED409492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
The Winning Trainer. Winning Ways To Involve People in Learning. Third Edition.
Eitington, Julius E.
This updated and expanded edition provides a number of new concepts and techniques that should prove valuable to the trainer who is interested in involving his/her learners experientially. It primarily cover methods that relate to the delivery of the training. The book's organization reflects group-in-action bias--the more participative, experiential methods appear in the chapters at the beginning, and the less involving methods appear at the end. Each of the 20 chapters has this structure: description of concepts and techniques, summary of key points, references, and annotated list of recommended readings. Chapters are as follows: How to Start Things Off; Using Small Groups Effectively; Basic Techniques for Small Group Training; Additional Techniques for Small Group Training; Role Playing; Using Games and Simulations; Using Exercises; Using Puzzles; Instrumentation--A Tool for Self-Discovery Learning; Defining a Problem and Generating Data About It; Generating Solutions to a Problem; Selecting and Implementing a Solution; Team Building: Overcoming the "Lone Ranger" Syndrome; The In-Basket Exercise--How to Conduct and Design It; Other Key Group-in-Action Tools; Involving Participants in Film/Video; Maximizing Participation and Learning in the Case Method; "If You Must Lecture...;" Using Participative Methods to Evaluate Training; and How to Overcome the Transfer Problem. The final chapter, Ancillary Issues and Techniques, is concerned with various participative training issues rather than with techniques or methods. Appendixes contain a glossary, worksheets and other training tools, and an index. (YLB)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Adult Education, Case Studies, Experiential Learning, Games, Job Training, Learning Activities, Learning Experience, Learning Strategies, Problem Solving, Program Design, Role Playing, Small Group Instruction, Student Evaluation, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Team Training
Gulf Publishing Co., Book Division, P.O. Box 2608, Houston, TX 77252-2608.
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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