Tip #445: Learning Activities for Attitude-Changing Training

“It’s your aptitude, not just your attitude that determines your ultimate altitude.”  Zig Ziglar

When working with the Cognitive Domain, some learning activities are more appropriate for achieving some of the six learning levels. This is also true for the Affective Domain:

A learning activity enables the learner to learn and/or demonstrate the learning that has occurred. Different learning activities are appropriate for different learning levels:

1.  Receive: (activities that create awareness of a new value)
lecturette visualization reference materials
panel DVD or pictures e-learning
For example: A panel of people who share personal stories about their poor treatment because of certain attitudes. Prior to participating in the panel, these individuals participate in table group activities, building relationships with other participants.
2.  Respond: (activities that provide an opportunity to react, question, and probe ideas)
focus question questionnaire DVD or pictures
case study group discussion brainstorming
games writing assignment role play
e-learning debate self-assessment
art verbal relay snowball throw
For example:  The board game Know Me, which is based on a Disclosure/ Feedback model of awareness known as the Johari Window. It lays the foundation for ongoing relationships based on mutual trust and open communication. Issues that are addressed include diversity, change and transformation.
3.  Value: (activities that provide an opportunity to accept or commit to a particular stance or action)
debate case study problem solving
role play writing assignment self-assessment
DVD or pictures simulation     personal action plan
visualization group discussion epitaph
For example:  A visualization that focuses the participants on the impact of specific attitudes on people they love or respect.

4.  Organize: (activities to reconcile internal conflicts and integrate a new value)
hands on exercise case study problem solving
self-assessment role play writing assignment
simulation personal action plan           critique
debate group discussion comparative brainstorming           
For example:  A self-assessment that enables participants to identify their beliefs, assess the impact of those beliefs on the quality of their lives, and determine alternative beliefs and actions that would be more constructive.
5.Internalize: (activities to practice using the new value)
changing places case study problem solving
role play writing assignment simulation
scripting personal action plan critique
For example:  A case study that presents a realistic problem situation, whose solution requires the application of the new value.

May your learning be sweet.


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