What if you could be guaranteed that participants would come to your workshop having already mastered the basic content knowledge of your topic area? Think about the possibilities! You would be free to challenge them to apply that knowledge to a range of professional problem scenarios. After all, learning theory tells us that good learning is contextual. Think of the invigorating discussions that would unfold.
Instead, the current status quo has you spending the first few days of valuable face-to-face time lecturing participants about content with which many of them are already familiar, at least to some extent.
Workshops attended by informed professionals ready to explore how new knowledge and technologies can be applied in their own professional contexts. This is the scenario that ILRI’s capacity development unit is trying to make a reality by creating online modules to cover basic knowledge objectives. The intent is that participants will…
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