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Methods of Training                                                                        Bookmark and Share

Lecture: The Lecture is an efficient means of transmitting large amounts of factual information to a relatively large number of people at the same time. It is traditional method of teaching and is used in many training programs. A skilled lecture can organize material and present it in a clear and understandable way. How ever a lecture doesn’t allow active participation by learners.

Case method: A Training method in which trainees are expected to study the information provided in the case and make decisions based on it.

Simulations: Simulators are training devices of varying degrees of complexity that duplicate the real world. Simulation refers to creating an artificial learning environment that approximates the actual job conditions as much as possible.

Apprenticeship: This type of training refers to the process of having new worker, called an apprentice, work alongside and under the direction of skilled technician.

Internships: Internships and assistantships provide training similar to apprenticeship training; however’ assistantships and internships typically refer to occupations that require a higher level of the formal education than that required by the skilled trades. Many colleges and universities used to develop agreements with organizations to provide internships opportunities for students.

Coaching and Mentoring: Some organizations assign an experienced to serve as a mentor for new employees. Effective mentors teach their protégés job skills, provide emotional support and encouragement. Coaching and mentoring are primarily on-the-job development approaches emphasizing learning on a one-to-one basis. Coaching is often considered a responsibility of the immediate boss who has greater experience or expertise and is in the position to offer sage advice. The same is true with a mentor, but this person may be located elsewhere in the organization or even in another firm. The relationship may be established formally or it may develop on an informal basis.

Discussions: Conferences and group discussions, used extensively for making decisions, can also be used as a form of training because they provide forums where individuals are able to learn from one another. A major use of the group discussion is to change attitudes and behaviors.

Games: Simulations that represent actual business situations are referred to as business games. These simulations attempt to duplicate selected parts of a particular situation, which are then manipulated by the participants

Role playing: A Training method in which participants are required to respond to specific problems they may actually encounter in their jobs.

Computer-based: Computer based training is a teaching method that takes advantage of the speed, memory, and data manipulation capabilities of the computer for greater flexibility of instruction.

Multimedia: Multimedia is an application that enhances computer-based learning with audio, animation, graphics, and interactive video.

Virtual reality: It is a unique computer-based approach that permits trainees to view objects from a perspective otherwise impractical or impossible.

Video Training: The use of videotapes continues to be a popular Training method. An illustration of the use of videotapes is provided by behavior modeling. Behavior modeling has long been a successful Training approach that utilizes videotapes to illustrate effective interpersonal skills and how managers function in various situations.

Vestibule training: Training that takes place away from the production area on equipment that closely resembles the actual equipment used on the job. Effective training programs are effective only if the trainers re able to effectively transfer to required knowledge to trainees but there are certain reasons due to which training programs transferring becomes ineffective.



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