Definition and Rationale S19

Definition of Training Aid:

  • Multi-sensory materials that support the selected training method.

Rationale for using a variety of Training Aids:

  • Focus learner’s attention
  • Increase learner’s interest
  • Improve learner’s retention

This definition and rationale supports the notion that everything we talk about has a purpose and is designed to help you design and/or develop a more effective training opportunity for the participants that will be in your training sessions.

On each box is a common training aid that supports learners. 

Props, demonstrations, and testimonies  help to focus a learner’s attention.

Graphs, charts, resources help to increase a learner’s interest  

Fact sheets, debriefing, summaries improve learner’s retention.