1<br />sage on the Stage OR<br />Guide On The Side?<br />
2<br />Sage on the Stage is a teacher-<br />centric approach.<br />www.commlabindia.com<br />
3<br />In this approach, the teacher is the dominant mode who takes responsibility for what happens in the classroom.<br />
4<br />Considering Bloom’s Taxonomy that deals with transfer of information, learning strategies support Sage on the Stage...
5<br />In the 21st century workforce, the demand is on the student-centric approach, thus leading to GUIDE ON THE SIDE. <b...
6<br />A trainer can be a friend or a mentor.<br />www.commlabindia.com<br />
7<br />In the world of technical training, most learners need a hands-on element to concretize the learning. <br />
8<br />A teacher enables the learner to think through situations.<br />
9<br />A Guide on the Side approach assumes that the learner is seen as ready and willing to learn and the responsibility ...
10<br />GOAL…<br />A great teacher does really reduce the rigidity of the egos of learners, but shows them how to work in ...
11<br />This approach is quickly recognized for what it really is even by the best and brightest learners.<br />
12<br />On the other hand, the trainer, like any other executive, must show measurable results with limited control on the...
13<br />In the distance mode of learning, the Guide on the Side approach is the standard practice. <br />
14<br />LEARNER<br />EXPERIENCE<br />READNESS<br />ORIENTATION<br />Adult learning preferences also support the Guide on t...
15<br />Then, there are some who prefer a blended approach because:<br />A great teacher is a blend of both a guide and sa...
16<br />Teachers need to balance being a guide and provider of knowledge and wisdom and a sage in order to succeed and to ...
17<br />However, there are some contradictions in terms of a selection of teacher-centric or learner-centric approach whic...
18<br />Sage or guides are roles. What matters is integrity, proficiency and adaptability. <br />www.commlabindia.com<br />
19<br />If a learner needs to know or do, why do they need a trainer? So, maybe the Avatar works here!<br />
20<br />So, which one you think is the BEST?<br />
21<br />To read more such articles, please visit www.commlabindia.com<br />info@commlabindia.com<br />http://blog.commlabi...
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Research and experience show that the personality of a top sales person exhibits a balance of ego drive (a deep inner need for self-gratification) and empathy (an ability to relate to people and act for their benefit). Likewise, in a good leader, we see a balance between a concern for production and a concern for the people (Management Grid, Blake and Mouton).

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  1. 1. 1<br />sage on the Stage OR<br />Guide On The Side?<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />Sage on the Stage is a teacher-<br />centric approach.<br />www.commlabindia.com<br />
  3. 3. 3<br />In this approach, the teacher is the dominant mode who takes responsibility for what happens in the classroom.<br />
  4. 4. 4<br />Considering Bloom’s Taxonomy that deals with transfer of information, learning strategies support Sage on the Stage.<br />
  5. 5. 5<br />In the 21st century workforce, the demand is on the student-centric approach, thus leading to GUIDE ON THE SIDE. <br />
  6. 6. 6<br />A trainer can be a friend or a mentor.<br />www.commlabindia.com<br />
  7. 7. 7<br />In the world of technical training, most learners need a hands-on element to concretize the learning. <br />
  8. 8. 8<br />A teacher enables the learner to think through situations.<br />
  9. 9. 9<br />A Guide on the Side approach assumes that the learner is seen as ready and willing to learn and the responsibility for the learning is his or her own. <br />
  10. 10. 10<br />GOAL…<br />A great teacher does really reduce the rigidity of the egos of learners, but shows them how to work in long-term. <br />www.commlabindia.com<br />
  11. 11. 11<br />This approach is quickly recognized for what it really is even by the best and brightest learners.<br />
  12. 12. 12<br />On the other hand, the trainer, like any other executive, must show measurable results with limited control on the situation. <br />
  13. 13. 13<br />In the distance mode of learning, the Guide on the Side approach is the standard practice. <br />
  14. 14. 14<br />LEARNER<br />EXPERIENCE<br />READNESS<br />ORIENTATION<br />Adult learning preferences also support the Guide on the Side approach.<br />www.commlabindia.com<br />
  15. 15. 15<br />Then, there are some who prefer a blended approach because:<br />A great teacher is a blend of both a guide and sage. e.g. Jesus Christ as shepherd (guide) and rabbi (Jewish priest). <br />
  16. 16. 16<br />Teachers need to balance being a guide and provider of knowledge and wisdom and a sage in order to succeed and to fill the need for personal gratification.<br />
  17. 17. 17<br />However, there are some contradictions in terms of a selection of teacher-centric or learner-centric approach which depends on cultural diversity. <br />
  18. 18. 18<br />Sage or guides are roles. What matters is integrity, proficiency and adaptability. <br />www.commlabindia.com<br />
  19. 19. 19<br />If a learner needs to know or do, why do they need a trainer? So, maybe the Avatar works here!<br />
  20. 20. 20<br />So, which one you think is the BEST?<br />
  21. 21. 21<br />To read more such articles, please visit www.commlabindia.com<br />info@commlabindia.com<br />http://blog.commlabindia.com/<br />http://www.facebook.com/CommLabGlobalOnlineUniversity<br />http://twitter.com/commlabindia<br />Thank you<br />

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