You must have seen students feeling jittery when it comes to the learning but let me tell you one thing, I have seen subject matter experts also fighting the fear of learning. It’s not that they don’t have grip on their subject but they don’t know the way to impart their knowledge among s or should I say, they don’t know the way to convey the expertise to someone else.
This blog is dedicated to the subject matter experts struggling conveying the body of knowledge associated with the subject to the candidates. As far as I know, there are certain facts that we take for granted but actually helpful for the learning.
1.Doing is learning:Practice makes a man perfect, and its true man! I mean, do you remember, in childhood you did a lot practice on catching pom-pom ball and now you have mastered it! Yes?
This is true here as well! Subject matter experts should provide the opportunity to the candidates to apply new skills and knowledge by practicing in a realistic environment time to time.
Many activities such as decision making, thoughtful response and problem solving encourage active learning and boost higher order thinking.
2. Let’s socialize:Remember those group studies with friends and claiming you had learned more than you could have studied alone? Study with fun?
I advise experts to go out and participate in groups and share knowledge with peers or anyone else. This would create ways to learn from each other, exchange information and discuss your doubts. They should join social networks as well such as research gate and explorable to learn from the group of practitioners. This will help experts to connected and updated with the latest news in their domain.
3.Weaving the stories:People remember stories and it is advisable for SME to weave the stories around the topic they are interested in teaching. Give example and talk about our mistakes, success and failure. It will encourage candidates to learn the stories and the topic as well. Let student also share their stories with you.
4.Take small bits: As you are a subject matter expert, you must know that our brain has limited capability to learn, perceive and process any information. Break your content into small learning assignment. This is known as micro learning, a hot trend in learning flea.it will enhance skills, comprehension and knowledge retention.
I hope, subject matter experts follow the above advice and work towards excellence.
Mike Cornell and Emma Jones are behind the success of Elearning Blog, a blog solely focused on providing free resources and tips for e-learning.