In today’s world of work, trainers keep on finding better approaches to apply innovation
to reshape and progress traditional learning models, achieving personal development and
success in practically every training room.
Today, a significant number of the most recent pedagogical advances plan to amplify the viability
of time in the training room, allowing trainers to focus on supporting learners’ individual needs.
Most of these new advances use technology to promote a blend of innovative training strategies,
including active learning, collaborative projects, experiential learning, and traditional direct
instruction (which includes lecture and demonstrations).
Next to direct instruction, active learning has been maybe the most well-known methodology
used in the training room. Active learning strategies are instructional activities involving
learners in doing things and thinking about what they are doing. Learners are actively or
experientially involved in their learning process.
In this context, ETUI, the European Trade Union Institute, has been organizing a pedagogical
workshop on active learning methodologies every year for Eurotrainers. To cope with the
constantly evolving training practices, ETUI is committing to continue training its members
on active learning through a new course format, fully online.