Listening to monotone voices recite bullet points over and over again is not the easiest way to learn. You can get distracted and lose track of what is being taught. The thought of actually retaining the lectured information is even more daunting. Research suggests hands-on learning can help students better understand and retain certain types of information. For more research details about hands-on learning vs lecture learning, visit Education Week website. Winners’ Circle Training Center has developed successful hands-on learning courses utilizing this key method of understanding and retaining information. Your restoration business should focus your staff’s training on courses that can fully prepare your technicians.
Conventional Lecturing Doesn’t Cut It
This is the form of learning most of us are accustomed to throughout our school years. Teachers and instructors prepare lessons, presentations and lectures to best convey the material. With the exception of taking notes, students are forced to remember key points with few reference points. It can be difficult to then retain lectured information especially if you did not truly understand what was taught. The only way to confirm what students have learned is through tests and quizzes. Poor test performances may indicate students need more help but the course may have ended with no chance to practice with the instructor.
The Benefits of Hands-On Learning
In contrast to lecturing, hands-on learning gives students the opportunity to practice the concepts taught in the classroom lessons. Students can test theories, ask questions and interact with other students and instructors. Instructors can see firsthand who understands and who may need more assistance. Students will feel more confident with that one-on-one interaction. Here is why Experience-based learning is one of the best ways to learn. Particularly in the restoration industry where projects are critical for both home and business owners, technicians need that extra boost of confidence that can be gained during hands-on courses to potentially avoid on the job disasters.
Winners’ Circle Restoration Training Courses
Winners’ Circle Training Center has developed a slab flood house specifically dedicated for hands-on learning. Technicians and other restoration staff members can not only experience in-depth classroom instruction but also the opportunity to use those tools in life-like circumstances. Our state-of-the-art slab flood house allows our expert instructors the chance to create as close to real-life situations as possible so students can practice techniques and methods in a safe environment. As a restoration business, you want to ensure that your technicians leave any training course ready to apply what they were taught and fully understand how to help your clients. Visit our course page to read about all of our classes.
Keeping your restoration staff more engaged and involved in the learning process proves to help them better understand and retain new information. Winners’ Circle Training Center is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and realistic training settings and courses that will help your staff stay effective and efficient on any restoration project.