In medical training, lecture-style presentations often have disadvantages. The learners are in a passive role, sitting, listening, and receiving mostly one-way instruction. If they do not ask specific questions, they are at a high risk for knowledge gaps and misconceptions.
What can be done to make medical training engaging and encourage your team to participate?
We need engaging posters and visuals to make our activity-based training lively and powerful.
Activities based on engaging posters and visuals can enhance the knowledge of learners at different levels of understanding. They have to be challenging in order to motivate learners to discuss topics related to their daily work and to promote critical thinking about them. They should not be fact-based games that aim only at recalling knowledge. Instead, the tasks should leave the learner with a better understanding of the bigger picture and empower them to meet their professional responsibilities.
Poster discussions, for example, have learners work together to label a diagram or fill in blanks, thereby stimulating conversation. Once the posters are filled in, the results of different teams are compared and evaluated in a group discussion.
Board games aim at engaging participants in a visually appealing and active way, putting their knowledge into context. They help learners memorize and connect facts to form complex knowledge.