Simulation Is An Excellent Solution
Implementing simulation training offers a numerous advantages, especially if you are to justify the rising cost and time for a training programs. There are studies which show that using simulation can—(1) highly motivates and engages the individual, (2) improves their ability to connect learning to the real-world situations, (3) gives freedom to explore new experiments in a risk-free setting, (4) offers opportunity to get immediate response from the decisions made, and (5) enhances their ability in teamwork and leadership skills. The experts believe that an individual can effectively learn because he can find simulation engaging and exciting.
Aside from those advantages as stated by the experts in simulation, here are some of the advantages that you might like to take into consideration before applying for simulation training. First, the participants involved in the simulation process learn by performing tasks to achieve a certain goal. In overall interventions, people are governed by the results. Since participants are result-oriented, they tend to take effort in everything they do to get the desired outcome—and the outcome doesn’t just happen through reading, listening to discussions and answering tests, but more importantly, it sprouts from the experience one can only have in simulation. Remember, experience is the best teacher. If the participant is engaged in simulation, though not the actual thing, he can easily deal the real thing when he is in the reality. Individual best learn through experience. Next, when the participants are tested to solve a modeled real-world dilemma, they are not pressured to make solutions and take mistakes as well. In this way, they can learn from their mistakes, and better make another solution that will appropriately solve the issue. Say for example, an individual in taking a flight simulation test; he will be challenged to fly the plane correctly as if he is in reality. And when there is a problem, he can devise a way that will definitely solve the problem without risking his life. Unlike in real-flight test, the participant who has to fly the real plane, without the simulation training, can possibly get nervous when he is finally up there. What’s more worse is when there is a problem that will occur. Without a proper knowledge and experience, failure and even death may occur. That is how important simulation in this sector. Simulation helps the participants to experience a real-world scenario, discover the best solutions, and apply the learning into reality.
Another advantage is that a simulation setting provides a constant and instant feedback, which means participants can get the feedback, evaluate it and make corrections if needed. The best thing about feedback is that it urges the individual to take immediate action to make things right while it is not too late. Simulation training can also be enjoyable, enticing, and amazing experience for both the learners and the moderator. This serves purposes such as (1) you can apply the knowledge and creative solutions you get in the real scenario and (2) you can better remember and retain the learnings you have in the training. The said advantages are not only beneficial to the participants, but also to the training moderators, the organization, and the world as a whole.