Modular Design Structure
All training materials are designed in a modular format. This enables us to develop a targeted curriculum for our customers. Other features include:
Modular course designs allow you to prioritize and teach just the skills identified as deficit. You don't need to spend valuable time teaching what they already know or what they don't need to know.
Instructional Strategies Design and Development
All STI programs and modules are the product of the Instructional Strategies Design and Development (ISD) Model.
Accelerative Learning (AL) Design and Development
STI courses are available in the Accelerated Learning format. Our classroom research shows two to three times faster learning speed using the AL process than the standard non-AL design and a 47% decrease in errors during practice sessions using the AL model.
Dr. Robert "Bob" DeGroot, M.Ed., DCH (Master of Education, Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy) first learned about Accelerated Learning in a book called Super-Learning (1982) by Sheila Ostrander and Lynn Schroeder. The book documented not only the speed of learning but also the incredible retention achieved.
The techniques presented are based on the research conducted by Dr. Georgi Lozanov at the Suggestology Research Institute in Bulgaria. Suggestology (hypnosis suggestion) incorporates many methodologies including the learning environment, relaxation or hyper-alertness, distraction to access the subconscious mind, music for cross-brain learning, and many other techniques.
Dr. DeGroot worked with Accelerated Learning experts from the University of Houston to redesign STI's premier value selling course into a fully functioning AL course for Shell Chemical Company. He then adapted the original AL work to incorporate Guilford's Structure of Intellect, and Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) hypnosis techniques to make it easier to train, very flexible, and equally effective for both ILT and WBT.
Our accelerated learning design for both ILT and WBT includes:
Dr. DeGroot will personally provide the guidance and expertise to create truly memorable courses, whether working with your in-house design and development team or contract professionals.
All STI courses, ILT and WBT have learning activities that utilize Blooms hierarchy of cognitive skills the selection of which is mostly contingent upon how the knowledge, skills, and strategies are to be used in the field:
Using multiple levels of the taxonomy (the first three at a minimum) is the usual way to build learning activities.