Two More Reasons for Using Training Activities

3. An intelligent choice. Everyone has practical intelligence and analytical intelligence. People learn by using both types of intelligence. Traditional training approaches cater to analytical intelligence whereas learning through games and simulations cater to practical intelligence. Effective use of training games enables us to combine practical intelligence during play with the analytical intelligence after the play, during the debriefing discussion.

4. Co-creating a story. Storytelling is a powerful technique for motivating and teaching the participants. However, traditional storytelling tends to put the participants in a passive mode. When we use a storyline in a simulation game, we create an interactive storytelling situation. By making decisions and by role-playing within the context of the game, the participants actively co-create details of the story.