Recently I read Mark Levison’s article Science of Learning:Best approaches for brain. He takes an example such as why many developers find it hard to grasp topics like Unit testing.
As trainers, coaches and mentors many people tend to use traditional way of presentations(i.e. power point) to train people. However, these presentation ways of coaching gets into short term memory.
In order to make an abstract idea stay in long term memory, several techniques are available. For example, making the training more visual, asking leading questions and sharing concrete examples that relate to what the audience already know.
In my Agile training programs, I have been already applying some of them concepts. For example, asking the trainees to think about solving the issues in their projects and then relating it back to Agile values and principles.
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