Relationship Between Training & Learning
Training is essentially a learning process. In a training programme, learning is a complex, multidimensional process. There are myriad factors and conditions that influence the learning process. To further compound the situation, there are many players in the process- the trainees, trainers, support staff etc. And each of these groups may have its own agenda to pursue in the training programme, and often its own preferred way of operating to achieve it. They may even have divergent views on issues associated with training.
In order to realize the programme objectives, it is necessary that the trainer considers the learning process as a composite. There is, therefore a need to identify different aspects of the learning process and adopting a strategy that takes on board all these dimensions. It is important that the learning team maintains a constant vigil of the learning process.
Ways of learning in Training Programme:
Learning in a training programme can be made effective in the following ways:
- Direct Inputs by the trainers: In a training programme, a key function of the trainer is to provide suitable and quality inputs in the areas covered by the programme.
- Learning through sharing within training groups: In a training programme, especially in in-service programmes, the training group is a powerful source of learning.
- Learning through Practice and Exercise: Learning could be imparted through individual or group practical assignments. The participants can be given special projects at the training centre or can be sent to other agencies for placements or for specific projects or field.
- Formal and Informal Methods of Observation: In this method participants observe how a person is performing an activity, assess the nature of dedication. It helps him to understand the key points of doing a job.
- Out of session exchange with participants and trainers: Training can also be given in out of session exchange with participants. This also helps in the personal development of both trainers and participants.
Mr. Kapil Kasliwal
Assistant Professor, Biyani Girls College, Jaipur