The Triple E approach to learning is has a threefold focus:
Enrichment – Boosting awareness and understanding of new beliefs, skills and behaviours, tools and techniques;
Exercise – Experimentation and deliberate practice in “how to” use new concepts and ideas to develop new habits;
Empowerment – Through discussion, feedback, challenge, reflection and summarising, individuals are supported in making their personal commitments to improve a reality.
The principles that guide our approach to learning are:
Individuals need to be motivated to learn.
Standards of performance should be set for the learner.
The learner should be given guidance.
The learner must gain satisfaction from the learning.
Learning is an active, not a passive process.
Appropriate learning techniques should be used.
Methods should be varied (to maintain interest).
Time must be allowed to absorb and integrate the learning.
The learner must receive reinforcement.
There are different levels of learning requiring different methods & lengths of time.
In practice, performers can anticipate a learning experience characterised by:-
Ensuring that negative and/or unhelpful beliefs or attitudes that would impede learning are addressed up front.
Giving thought to relevant tools and techniques to help people practice and rehearse new concepts prior to taking them back to their workplace.
Using issues drawn from participants to make the subject matter directly relevant.
Using anecdotes, case studies and explanations that link ideas being put forward to peoples' own experiences.
Seeking to encourage long-term change in habits, behaviours and attitudes, not simply entertain.
Emphasising that the development of personal responsibility and self-management is the fundamental source of performance improvement.
Embracing the concept of failing intelligently; i.e. treating failure as a means of identifying how to improve.
Using a positive approach, seek to build from strength and ability.
And above all, keeping in mind that learning is a natural and enjoyable activity for people. Having fun enhances our learning!