It is a well-known fact that today’s learners are not interested in going through content, they simply want to connect to it. The process of learning has proved to be effective only when the content evokes emotions, and has a story, scenarios, characters, and high quality audio visuals. Being a trainer, how can you create a more meaningful and effective learning experience? The answer is movie-based learning. It will help you create a great learning experience, as it not only transmits content but also experiences of all kinds such as emotions, feelings, story, actions, characters, knowledge, combined with effective audio narration.
Let’s now see the reasons why movie-based learning is effective.
Movie-based learning has:
The story plays an important role in training and inspiring learners in an engaging and entertaining way. According to Rudyard Kipling, “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Stories are powerful tools that help the learner delve deep into the concept as they bring in a powerful and meaningful learning experience to the learner.
Pack of emotions
Movie-based learning includes a pack of emotions, actions, knowledge etc. It not only delivers content but makes the learner experience learning in a fun-filled manner. Emotions have the power to process memory, and the ability to connect existing knowledge with new knowledge.
A groundbreaking new study at the University of Haifa has discovered that emotions are not only the product of processing of information by the brain, but that they also directly influence the processes of learning and memory in the brain.
Effective audio narration
Effective audio narration in movie-based learning keeps the learner engaged throughout the course and goes a long way in reducing cognitive load on the learner. Audio makes the course persuasive and improves the comprehension of the subject matter.
Characters in movie-based learning help learners connect to the course and hold their attention throughout the course. According to ASTD, characters guide the learners throughout the course, make them engage with the learning content and promote knowledge retention. Use characters that are relevant to the concept so that the learner can relate to the content easily.
Thus, movie-based learning is extremely high on the learner engagement quotient and provides a very effective learning experience for the learner.