Next Learning that Lasts will be April 2017.
learning that lasts
Learning that LASTS (LtL) is a highly interactive five-day workshop for people who want to improve their ability to help adults learn. We combine theory with opportunities to practice, then provide the immediate feedback needed to develop skills.
In February 2016 a successful LtL was completed in Dodoma with Swahili being the language of instruction. If this would be of value to you and your team, please contact us.
The LASTS principles are transcultural, biblically based, and are supported by adult educational theory. Everything that is taught is modeled and practiced.
By the end of the workshop, participants have each designed and taught a 30 - minute module. They know they can teach effectively because they just did it! They’ve also planned how they will use what they’ve learned next time they teach.
Since 1998 Learning that LASTS workshops have been held in many countries and cultural contexts, using at least eight languages. Hundreds in Wycliffe, SIL and partner organizations have participated in Learning that LASTS workshops. They are now training people in a wide variety of subjects.
TESTIMONIES from Participants
Caleb Robbins, youth pastor for Wycliffe MK's, took LtL just before coming to Cameroon to lead a spiritual retreat for the missionary high school in Yaounde. He used the LtL principles in preparing his talks for the week, including planning the event. One teacher who had years of experience at the high school said it was the best spiritual retreat they had ever had at the high school. Another teacher said he wants to take LtL the next chance he has because he wants to improve the impact of his own teaching.
The day after the LtL was held in Nairobi past November we received this email from one of the participants - I can't thank God enough for such a priceless opportunity.I sure did learn a lot and I must say I have already began to apply the principles.I would highly recommend this program to anyone!
One national literacy worker who went to a region of Cameroon to hold a literacy teacher training course used the LtL principles. The first day only about 10 people came. Those people were so delighted with the training style, that they invited more people until by the end of the training event there were over 80 people participating. They went on to become good literacy teachers.
We received positive feedback from a recent workshop in Tanzania. The following Sunday it was noted that one of the participants was using the principles just learned in his sermon. Also in meetings the following week the participants were talking about other ways that the principles in their daily tasks.