People naturally forget. While there are plenty of factors that influence a person’s ability to pay attention to new information — getting a good night’s sleep, doing regular physical exercise, having a balanced diet or doing brain games — training instructors have no control over them. However, there are some tricks that can be used when on training courses to stimulate your memory.
- Use spaced repitition
Consider summary notes, highlighting important facts or acts, key messages, etc. Agree with colleagues or your tutor important themes, and revise them so you learn.
- Use mnemonics
Consider colour coding, ancronymns or images to help retain larger pieces of information.
- Add music
Sometimes having background music, or relatable music can help memorise learning.
- Encourage social callboration
Ask questions freely, learn with colleagues or peers, and work togester to find solutions. Use feedback to help recollect information.
- Aha! Moments
When something stands out, take the time to learn more. When you are determined to learn more, you will have Aha! moments and you will better retain what you learn. Explore your modules or topics!