We consider training situations as a social system and take this into consideration by encouraging our seminar attendees to participate actively from the beginning. The interaction between theory – practical exercises / case studies – reflection allows an intensive exchange of various experiences and views, which contributes to the deepening of the learning content.
In Constructivism, the assumption is that ‘realities’ are constructed by people and that there are only a few absolute realities. For our courses, this means that we develop common perspectives, exchange different points of view and allow different opinions.
Constructivist approach… there is no absolute truth, truth is relative (‘constructed’), observation depends on the observer.
perception and learning styles
External perception happens through various senses (VAKOG: visual, auditory, kinesthetic, olfactory and gustatory).
Even if the visual sense is the most important for many people (highest information density), people are different. Thus, some of us best learn through images, others through listening and still others through doing.
In order to take into account the different learning styles, we rely on the combination of listening, seeing, feeling and doing within a positively created learning environment!
online and presence
Depending on the training content, we recommend face-to-face trainings, online trainings or combined versions (Blended Learning).
We offer face-to-face trainings for all our contents. Some trainings, like for example our SCRUM certifications or the PMP® certifications are also available through online-webinars. Upon customer request, we offer almost all seminar topics as Blended Learning concepts.
Another online version is the teaching of content in several consecutive online chats with one of our trainers and with exercises in between. Depending on the content, we usually have between two and four chats.
We also provide Blended Learning seminars. Therefore, the possibilities are manifold, for example we offer online pre-learnings on defined contents which prepare for a face-to-face seminar. We also find solutions for minimizing travel expenses, if seminar attendees come from different places. Sometimes, the aim is ‘only’ to implement the optimal didactic method for different contents. Blended Learning is nearly always tailor-made to the requirements of both the client and the target group.
theory and practice
Our teaching is based on a sequence of input, practical application and reflection. Depending on the topic, it is sometimes more effective to begin with the theoretical input and to go only after this first step into practice.
In other cases, by contrast, it is better to begin with the practical application (‘EXPERIENCING‘), as an intense experiencing allows a better understanding of a complex, often abstract content.
Our theoretical inputs are based on different methods and techniques, like presentations, flipcharts or story-telling, mnemonic aids and question techniques.