experiential vs classroom-based learning

experiential vs classroom-based learning

“Learning is experience. Everything else is just information” –  Albert Einstein

Experiential vs Classroom-based learning

There are two generic models of learning. We have all been exposed to the classroom “teaching” method – at school, college or university – where a single individual has the active role of presenting the topic for the day to a relatively passive audience of people who are attempting to “learn”.

This method can be very effective at imparting new ideas, theories, models and frameworks; but is no good at discovering whether these ideas, theories, models and frameworks are worth anything in practice. In the hands of the wrong “teacher”, the method can be deadly boring and the audience can easily infer that the topic is being presented by an infallible guru who should not be questioned.

Experiential learning, on the other hand, is practically-orientated, and the learning derives from iterations of role-plays or decision-making simulations. Participants learn by doing: by experiencing the results of their decisions or actions, and by debriefing and reporting back, either as individual groups or in plenary. Analogue offers a rich opportunity for experiential learning.

It is not difficult to see, then, how the Dwyka approach of combining the two methodologies into a seamless whole offers a complete, rich learning experience.

The classroom inputs, presented by skilled practitioners and focusing on specific management topics, combine with the data – financial or behavioural – created by the iterations of the business simulation to provide a depth of understanding that is not possible in a standard classroom context.

  • Timing and numbers

    Each topic is offered in three-day and five-day format, to cater to a range of requirements and time availability. To optimise learning groups are limited to 30 members, and ideally should be of between 20 and 30 in size.

    Additional topics may be added from time to time.

    Analogue is available in two versions: Production and Service.

  •  Analogue - Simulating management decision making
  •  Analogue - Simulating management decision making

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