Article by Ken Thompson, 06 Apr 2017
One of the most valuable techniques I use with teams playing business simulation games is the 3-2-1 Learning Template which is shown above. Its a simple 3*3 grid which is introduced at the start of a session and constantly referred back to On one axis we have the 3 Types of Informal Learning Opportunity:
On the other axis we have the 3 Domains of Team-based Learning
The trick is to start with the Planned learning and request each participant identify at least one thing they want to learn before they start! Then you keep bringing the participants back to the template during the day with the objective of ending with at least a "3-2-1" ie 3 Planned Insights + 2 Shared Insights + 1 Serendipitous Insight
For more on the techniques of Informal Learning see also: How to exploit the 3 types of Informal Learning Opportunity TrainingZone Article: Can informal learning be formalised without destroying the magic?
Ken is a practitioner, author and speaker on Leadership, Collaborative Working, High Performing Teams, Change Management, Project Management and Business Acumen. His work has featured in major publications including The Guardian , Wired Magazine, The Huffington Post and The Henry Ford Magazine. Ken has also spoken at many international events including TEDx, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Learn Tech (London) and NASA.
Ken is Managing Director of Business Simulations Ltd.
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