Peer sharing or collaborative learning is an interactive educational process enabling peers to learn from one another. Learning with and from each other is one of the most effective and natural forms of learning. Adults learn best from doing, learning in context and socially engaging with one another.
When considering how to engage the audience, keep the ancient Chinese proverb in mind, “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” Your goal is to entice your audience with an immersive learning environment. Focus on creating an interactive, memorable experience rather than a “sit and get” traditional presentation.
Examples of interactive programs include small group discussions, problem-solving exercises, role playing, and audience polls. Don’t just limit yourself to these familiar techniques, however. Consider using dynamic presentation techniques such as:
These are just a few types of interactive teaching methods. A Google search using terms such as, “interactive, learning, engaging, etc.” will provide more strategies for engaging the audience.