Can VR be used to train social workers?
Is there a place for virtual reality in the training of social workers? What do the words “social worker” mean to you? Whatever thoughts come to mind will be largely informed by personal experiences, social and cultural background and popular culture references. Unfortunately, social services are not always depicted in a positive light in … Continued
What is VR?
What is Virtual Reality? Virtual Reality, or simply VR, refers to a simulated, computer-generated environment. Rather than passively viewing the environment on a screen, VR users are immersed within an experience. This immersion is achieved by simulating multiple senses at once, as realistically as possible. Depending on the technology available, visuals, sounds, physical touch and … Continued
Benefits of Experiential Learning
Benefits of Experiential Learning Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience or learning through doing. Numerous psychologists have found that the information retention rate is much higher when learning through doing versus traditional learning styles. In this blog, we are going to outline why Experiential learning is so beneficial to information retention … Continued
Workplace Coaching – a new trend in workplace training
Workplace coaching – a new trend in workplace training When you hear the word ‘coaching’ what springs to mind? For me it would be some sort of sports training, preparing a player or team to perform to the best of their abilities. I wouldn’t instantly think of it being used in other workplaces, but increasingly … Continued
Workplace Learning Through Role-Play
Workplace Learning Through Role-Play In theory, you can learn almost anything. The trick is in learning to apply that theory to real life situations. The best way to do that is through practice, of course, ideally in a way which doesn’t impact the customer or client, and which gives you a chance to try a … Continued
Develop Your Interview Skills
I spent a really interesting afternoon recently with a group of young people who are preparing for the world of work by working on interview skills and discussing how ready they really are for the workplace. It has been a fascinating project working on body language, developing competency based answers to questions and encouraging … Continued