Employee training is one of the most effective methods for giving the overall productivity of the business, an immense boost. It might be that an ongoing training program is a necessity for taking the skill set of the employees to the next level, but there might come times when they become frustrated by something that they can’t learn and understand. That’s where, a little knowledge about learning process can help you move along the way, even faster.
It is a pretty common case when students in the knowledge or memorization stage get frustrated when they don’t feel like as if they understand the reasoning behind something they’ve been told. And what’s worse is that most of the instructors can’t, and don’t even try to, bridge the gap between their levels of experience to that of the learner’s mind level. What’s more? The same can go for your business and the training process, that’s why it is recommended to understand the basic mechanics behind the learning process so that you can control it while you can.
Learning Process Steps
It all starts with the memorization step when one moves with different ways for remembering important points which he learned from his tutor during the lecturer. Listening to the important points with full concentration and noting them down is one of the most widely used ways for the purpose, and has proved it unbeatable for uncountable times.
You can get a better idea about the memorization in the learning process by remembering the multiplication tables that you might have learned in your primaries. Well! It truly is an intensive type of memorization but is based on the same basic process. There are a lot of highly effective memorization techniques that can be employed to speed up the learning pace of the employees and students. It really doesn’t matter that how you start, what matters is that the knowledge has to get into your brain somehow.
Let’s say as if you are the one trying to learn the method of playing the guitar or a learning a foreign language, the first and foremost step, you need to take, is just to remember how to say the words or shape up the chords. The same goes for the games requiring highly physical skills, like sports, since it involves the learners to start with learning the exercises and remembering how to execute them with good form.
Once the employee starts grasping the theoretical part of a subject, it becomes easier to scratch the surface and mine, even more, knowledge about the topic. Further knowledge can be gathered from the interaction between different sources of information like the internet, books, magazines and even memorization. That’s where the facts start getting generalized to rules and systems inside the brain because of the capability of the brain for finding shortcuts.
For example, for a student, who is trying to learn how to play guitar, it would be quite difficult for him to differentiate strings and different combinations to produce particular sounds. But with the passage of time, when he gets a feel for it, he would try to look for even better tunes to practice. The same goes for a student of a foreign language. He might memorize many verbs and their forms as well as general rules and exceptions of the usage of different words in accordance with the situations. Well! This might seem to be a lot of data but the brain is perfect, in itself, in conserving space.
Most of the time, intelligence is considered as one’s capability of piercing through the problems and finding a suitable solution to them. These days, intelligence is measured by making use of “IQ tests” to test some particular intelligence types, like logical or special intelligence. But, tests like these are responsible for carving out wrong impressions about the intelligence in the minds of people. Since intelligence is about something, which means it can be learned. That’s what we know as growth in mindset level.
Even though it is a fact that intelligence gives you some idea of the mindset of the student and his problem-solving capabilities but it also depends upon his knowledge of that particular subject as well as age. Therefore, it is not possible to treat it as a finalized factor leading to a faster learning process. Intelligence just lets one to deduce the results on the basis of the knowledge that one currently holds about a subject. These deductions are, most often, based on reasoning, concluding and repeating the process while keeping an eye on an authentic resource.
For example, a knowledgeable employee can give an exact solution to use a particular solution in a specific condition. Whereas, an intelligent employee will be able to take the solution, a few steps ahead, while improving it and trying to present it in its best possible form depending upon the situation.
The brain makes some changes in itself when one gets used to a particular action. Since, the brain does a great job in shaping up those common actions in the form of shortcuts, which can help in saving a lot of time and effort. You can say that experts are said to be so because they can find and create amazing shortcuts, unparalleled in their power and easiness which can lead to even better and far-reaching effects.
Well! Being an expert also has something bad attached to it and that’s about having a lot of tough time in locating and understanding those steeper learning curves which are giving the starter ones, a pretty tough time. Therefore, they don’t make good teachers, most of the time. Furthermore, it’s possible to target those shortcuts on themselves, so that there’s a higher chance of intermingling those shortcuts up. This leads to wrong calculations and thus, putting the expert in despair. Thanks to a steeper curve, experts can easily enter a realm of opposing returns. This makes the learning process take more and more time than ever.