Human’s consistently use stories to manage the information we are exposed to. Without noticing it we develop simple stories made up of a hero, beginning, middle and end. We connect these stages through simple cause and effect.
One of the most important goals for me as a educator and facilitator is to figure out how much new information people will take away with them. I am always on the lookout for ways to increase the efficiency learning as well as the retention.
When designing a class or a facilitation session I spend some time identifying the learning outcomes I would like to achieve for the participants. I then spend some time organising the content together with the exercises for practice or repetition.