“Stories are memory aids, instruction manuals
and moral compasses.”

– Aleks Krotoski, Author, and Social Psychologist

Story Based Learning

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Stories are a compelling read. Not only do they entertain us, but they are also a great source of knowledge and wisdom. They introduce us to new ideas and push us to rethink and re-evaluate our assumptions. They motivate us and inspire us to push our boundaries.

Essentially, stories help us connect to the narrative emotionally, in a relatable and meaningful way. They are engaging, are easy to remember, and appeal to learners of all profiles. Their usage can simplify a complex subject. They can be used effectively to bring in change.

  • In the context of corporate training, we can use the narrative as a thread to organize information that can provide structured learning (and achieve specific learning outcomes).
  • Often, a narrative may not be able to connect all aspects of the training. In such cases, Story Based Learning can be used to connect the key aspects and lead the learner through the learning path. This scaffold (of the narrative) can have branched off to the other aspects of the training.

Take a look at these 5 examples on how you can use Storytelling in corporate training.

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We at EI Design can offer you a Story Based Learning approach for corporate training that creates higher retention and recall, leading to a memorable and sticky learning experience. This approach can act as a strategic learning tool in corporate training to meet specific learning outcomes.   Here is how you can use the Story Based Learning approach in corporate training:

  1. Set a context that is relatable to learners.
  2. Connect learners meaningfully to the content.
  3. Drive action.
  4. Add dollops of interest to dry or complex content.
  5. Facilitate higher recall and better retention.

Having said this, the impact that Story Based Learning as a learning tool can create for corporate training hinges on the selection of the right narrative. The narrative should do justice to the content and provide a relevant and relatable learning experience.

Here are 6 ways we use Story Based Learning approach to create the desired outcome for our customers:

  1. Since stories help learners connect emotionally to the content, they can be used to drive attitudinal change.
  2. They can be used to highlight certain nuances. Hence, they can be used to sensitize learnerson specific issues.
  3. They can be used to simplify a complex subject.
  4. They can also be used to convert an abstract concept into something that is relatable and easy to assimilate.
  5. They can be used to drive the desired action.
  6. They can be used to help learners understand the consequences of their choices and help them correct their future actions.

How you can use storytelling or a Story Based Learning approach in corporate training is difficult to visualize when you look at varied corporate training needs. These could include:

  1. Induction
  2. Professional skills
  3. Product training
  4. Application simulation
  5. Soft skills

To leverage on other innovative approaches and enhance the impact of your corporate training with Story Based Learning, get a free consultation from us.