Training Games and Activities

If you are confused by the apparently crazy numbers in front of the following two items, it is because we have been listing two reasons for using training games in each of the past 15 issues of the GameLetter. If you are curious, you can review the back issues.

37. More trainers are becoming facilitators. These trainers know the importance of being a guide by the side instead of functioning as a sage on the stage. They are also trained on facilitation skills in train-the-trainer programs. They can conduct training activities more effectively and debrief participants to share their insights from these activities.

38. Motivational theories support games. Several different motivational theories sometimes contradict each other. But they all support different aspects of training games (such as challenge, scoring, collaboration, and competition) that motivate the learners.