It is well known that scenarios with a strong storyline not only engage the learners but also help them retain and transfer their knowledge to their workplace. The feedbacks given at the end of each scenario help in reinforcing the knowledge. Apart from these there are many benefits of scenario based learning.
To look at these benefits in a greater detail, check out the info graphic 6 Benefits of scenario-based learning below!
When to Use Scenario-Based Learning?
When it comes to learning, it is important to understand that ‘one size does not fit all’. Considering this, you will have to identify the best possible ways to use scenario-based learning.
Here are four indicators that scenario-based learning could be the perfect instructional design approach for your learners:
1. When your goal is to train the learners for practical, real-world situations
The approach is a good fit if you are aiming to train them on skills and knowledge that can be applied to real-world situations. It provides the learners with opportunities to practice what they have learned in a realistic environment.
2. When you want your learners to be engaged in active learning
Scenario-based learning is an active approach to learning and it requires the learners to apply their knowledge to solve problems. This helps keep the learners engaged.
3. When you wish to create a memorable learning experience
Scenario-based learning can create a memorable, immersive learning experience for the learners and thus increases the retention levels.
To wrap up, scenario-based learning offers a range of compelling benefits for learners and trainers alike. By creating immersive learning experiences that simulate real-life situations, scenario-based learning helps to increase engagement, improve knowledge retention, and develop critical thinking skills. This sure makes it one of the best instructional design strategies available.
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Editor’s note: This post was originally published in May 2016 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.