6 Adult Learning Principles by M. Knowles

Andragogy, meaning methods and principles used in adult education, has been around for over 100 years. Firstly coined by a German educator Alexander Kapp in 1833, it was extensively studied and popularized by an American educator Malcolm Knowles in the 1970s, and he...

Tool: Rose, Thorn, Bud (retrospective)

A simple activity to reflect on performed actions or meetings, that taps into own’s doings/thoughts. This activity is based on one simple idea, that: -> Roses are what we did right, something we are happy about, positive things. -> Thorns are the negative...

Tool: Disney Brainstorming Method

When things fail – don’t fret, don’t throw your sketchbook away! Follow Walt Disney and switch your creativity! Instead, look at your idea/plan from three different perspectives: firstly generate new ideas from an innovative and creative perspective...

Tool: Brainstorming with SCAMPER

We all know and love good ol’ brainstorming (or maybe we don’t… read more about my on-again-off-again relationship with brainstorming, just click here), and – when done correctly – it can bring amazing results. But brainstorming is not...

Tool: Elephant in the Room (warm-up)

This exercise is a whole ton of fun! It can be a great break exercise, but it also serves a purpose, quite a few actually: + Helps to take the mind of the current issue. + Introduces a little bit of fun. + Taps into the kid-like approach. This exercise can be used at...

Tool: Five Whys (root causes analysis)

The story behind this technique is really simple. Anyone who has kids already knows this, and if you do you probably smirked at such a situation at the shops one time or another. For some reason the older we get, the more we forget! Young wee kids don’t have...