Scenario-Based Learning for Learning Impact Podcast

How do you increase learning impact through scenario-based learning? While no solution is right for every training situation, we know that providing opportunities for practice with feedback is critical for developing skills. Scenario-based learning is one way to provide that practice with feedback to help learners improve their performance. In this interview with Amit Garg on the L&D Go Beyond Podcast, I discuss scenario-based learning and how that can increase skill transfer to real-world environments.

L&D Go Beyond Podcast
Season 2
Episode 6
Scenario-Based Learning for Learning Impact, with Christy Tucker

Key takeaways on scenarios and learning impact

From the official show notes:

  • The Power of Scenarios: Explore the diverse spectrum of scenario-based learning, uncovering their unique applications and potential impact on learner engagement. 
  • Motivation through Relevance: Explore how immediate applicability boosts learner motivation. 
  • Compelling Narratives: Delve into the significance of storytelling within scenarios, emphasizing the inclusion of characters, conflict, and consequences to evoke cognitive and emotional engagement. 
  • Essential Design Elements: Learn about the key components of effective scenario design, including audience analysis, alignment of learning objectives, and meticulous attention to detail. 
  • Realizing Learning Impact: Understand the pivotal role of practice coupled with feedback in scenario-based learning, facilitating seamless skill transfer to real-world environments. 
  • Navigating Pitfalls: Gain insights into common pitfalls to avoid in scenario-based learning design and strategies for mitigating these challenges. 
  • Addressing Misconceptions: Learn to tackle common misconceptions through realistic scenarios. 

Watch the podcast

If the video of our conversation isn’t embedded below, you can watch it directly on YouTube.

Listen to the podcast

If you’d prefer to listen to the audio-only version, you can listen on BuzzSprout, Spotify, or your preferred podcast platform. My interview is Season 2, Episode 6.

Listen to other podcasts

I’ve had the pleasure of speaking on a number of podcasts over the past few years. You can listen to more of my podcasts on scenario-based learning and other topics.


Upcoming events

Gathering SME Stories to Craft Relevant and Engaging Scenarios. Tuesday, October 22, 3:00 PM ET.

This webinar will focus on a common sticking point in creating scenario-based learning: working with SMEs. In it, you’ll learn how to ask focused questions and techniques to probe SMEs for additional details such as mistakes and consequences. You’ll learn ways for getting “unstuck” while working with SMEs, and why it’s better to interview SMEs rather than have them write scenarios themselves. You’ll leave this session with tactics to help you get the concrete examples and stories you need from SMEs. Register for this free webinar through Training Mag Network.

BYOD: Mini Is More: Create One-Question Scenarios for Better Assessment. Thursday, November 7, 3:00 PM PST. In this hands-on session, you’ll learn how to create mini-scenarios with just one question. These mini scenarios can be used for more effective, higher-level assessment than traditional multiple-choice questions. One-question mini-scenarios can provide relevant context and measure decision-making rather than simply recall. Plus, they don’t require much additional time, effort, or resources once you learn how to write them. DevLearn, November 6-8, MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas.

BYOD: Mini Is More: Create One-Question Scenarios for Better Assessment Thursday, November 7 Register Now DevLearn 20th Anniversary Christy Tucker Learning Experience Design Consultant Syniad Learning, LLC

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