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50 Ways to Teach Your Learner. Activities and Interventions for Building High–Performance Teams

  • ID: 2217803
  • Book
  • December 1998
  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Some books show you how to structure experiential learning. Other books give you a showcase of experiential initiatives. Few books have effectively combined experiential theory and practice. Until now! Ed Rose assembles a framework for learning–by–doing; then he gives you active, practical exercises you′ll use right away.

Rose enables you to:

  • Evaluate team–development needs
  • Build an environment of trust and recognition
  • Encourage adaptability and readiness for change
  • Use simple and inexpensive props with maximum effect
  • Conduct successful post–exercise debriefs . . . and much more!
"I was simply blown away by the usefulness of this book in providing a pathway to building effective teams. 50 Ways To Teach Your Learner is an absolute must–buy for anyone dealing with the issues of teams."CHarvey Robbins, coauthor, Why Teams Don′t Work

"Another home run for Ed Rose. This book is a fresh presentation of genuinely useful team development activities."CTim Rumsey, president, Dynamic Learning; author, Not Just Games: Using Experiential Learning to Drive Business Results

"Battling for the attention of the adult learner is a war that [Rose] knows how to win. Between the covers of this book there are more than fifty things to be learned and experienced. Read, share, and celebrate."CRay Green, CEO, Paradigm Learning

"Get off your seat and get active! Use these low–risk, low–cost activities to energize, excite, and build your team."CSivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan, editor, Thiagi GameLetter; president, Workshops by Thiagi.

In the past, you′ve had to struggle to encourage active participation. First, you stumbled through developing your own training design. Then you waded through game books to find one with suitably dynamic, practical exercises. Now everything you need is in a single source. An active framework complemented by active initiativesC50 Ways to Teach Your Learner has everything you need!

About the Author

Ed Rose is currently training manager at Harris Semiconductor. He is the author of Presenting and Training with Magic and numerous team–building activities. He has thirty–two years′ experience in manufacturing, has served as quality examiner for the State of Florida, and has published numerous papers on the subject of self–directed work teams.

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ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the Authors

Part One: How to Use the Initiatives

Chapter One: Introduction to Experiential Learning

Chapter Two: Techniques for Facilitating Experiential Learning

Chapter Three: How to Use Initiatives

Part Two: The Initiatives

Adaptable: Initiatives that highlight communication, planning, and group dynamics

Trustworthy: Initiatives that highlight trust and mutual respect

Resourceful: Initiatives that highlight creativity, innovation, paradigms, breakthrough thinking, and problem solving

Optimistic: Initiatives that highlight moving beyond perceived limits, challenging biases, managing conflict, and benchmarking

Considerate: Initiatives that highlight creativity, valuing diversity, cooperation, and collaboration

Debrief and Warm Up: Initiatives that prepare participants for upcoming events

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Edwin W. Rose
Steve Buckley
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