Relating to Learners' Lifes

Methods for connecting information to the work and life of the learner.

  • Detectives

    This method takes away the attention from the trainer and provides space for the participants to share their expertise, thus demonstrating that their experience and knowledge is valued.

    < 30 pers.; in teams of 4 – 6 people

    30 min.

    Paper and pens for taking notes

  • Examples from life

    Gained information is applied to real-life situations and gives the participants the possibility to relate the course content to their own experiences.

    < 20 pers.

    60 min.

    Paper and pens for taking notes, flipchart paper

  • Letter to myself

    The letters serve as a kind of contract with oneself that increases motivation to apply gained knowledge and skills to one's own situation.


    20 min.


  • Unfinished sentences

    This is an easy and effective method for getting feed back on the course.

    < 24 pers.

    15 - 20 min.

    Flipchart paper, markers