FKA Systematic Learning Process
The primary model applied in design and delivery is FKA’s Systematic Learning Process. The Systematic Learning Process includes three distinct components, Presentation, Application and Feedback, which are incorporated into all of the learning solutions and programs we design and deliver for our clients and model in our learning curriculum. Our experience confirms that the transfer of performance to the workplace is increased substantially when participants are provided with an opportunity to both observe and apply the processes, principles and techniques in the learning environment.
Presentation: Content is presented in an organized, structured form. An Introduction positions the learning, provides an overview, and identifies the benefit of the objectives to the learner. The Body of the presentation is segmented or chunked into manageable learning interactions. Every interaction contains a clear presentation of the content supported by the appropriate media and learner involvement. The learner involvement, in the form of a test for understanding, ensures the learner received the information as presented. The presentation is concluded with a summary, or review that engages the learner, preparing them to transition to the next topic.
Application: People learn by doing. The second major step in the FKA Systematic Learning Process is the Application component where the learner is required to use or practice the material just presented.
Feedback: After the Application component the learner requires Feedback to reinforce what was done correctly and to offer suggestions for improvement.
Motivation: The Presentation Application Feedback (PAF) cycle provides the framework and includes several key principles to enhance adult learning. The first item in the model is motivation. There is an initial motivation that is based on “WIIFM” – What’s In It For Me?
FKA addresses WIIFM by ensuring the learning content is strongly anchored in the learner’s work situation and is implemented by including work based examples scenarios, case studies and practical exercises.
When the Systematic Learning Process is overlaid with the structure of learning materials, it provides the framework for repeated points of interactivity with time gaps engineered into the design between the interactions.