Most of the people which I´ve thougth a course have told me several issues like:
- to get a scheme of their knowledge
- to learn new "things"
- to share experiences & doubts
- to get straigth data they have picked up during years.
At this point when you give a lecture as monitor, you most be aware of those expectations, your documental material to present, your presentation skills, venue, A/V aids, and so on.
This kind of courses offer to the attendants information, experience sharing and of course commercial networking. There exist the possibility to set alliances, get sales leads and so. But at the end how the people (pupils & lecturer) can be sure what has been learnt?
Of course the examination process gives a good idea, however dispicte of this is not a school where the teacher has the chance to follow up each pupil after classes; a course is a very quick (maybe 3 days) show where the all the information has to be given in short periods of time, where all attendance give their comments. So the educational result is not clear enough.
How can this learning process be more effective?
* discussion in class
* case study
* all of them
your input will give more ideas to share in my next lecture.
What do you think?