Activities are important to engage learners and help them apply their new knowledge and skills.
In order to accomplish this, the activities must be well planned and explained well to learners.
In order to ensure your learners know why and what they are supposed to be doing during an activity, have the instructions posted somewhere for reference, as well as explain in detail the activity. Another tip: make sure the activity is explained first, before dividing learners into groups or you will lose their attention!
Click here for an example of activity instructions.
Carol Delisi is Chief Learning Consultant of her company, Facilitating by Design. She has been helping adults learn for 20 years.