Educational learning principles

The toolbox training emphasises that the theoretical knowledge is put into practice through presentations, discussions, and practical exercises by testing the tools in the ‘classroom’.

A prerequisite for learning is that participants are actively involved in the training. The facilitator should involve the participants – for example, by having them share their experiences related to the specific dimensions and topics. The facilitator should provide a ‘learning room’ for exploration and experimental behaviour, as these elements promote learning through different methods such as; group dialogue, self-reflection, group work, selected games or role-playing.

The facilitator should initiate learning by, for example, using specific challenges from the participants’ daily lives, and encouraging them to engage in ‘homework’ between each training session allowing them to test their learnings and reflections in practice. Please go the facilitators guide to learn more how to apply cases when teaching and facilitation.