ENGAGEMENT and CORE KNOWLDGE
The Winning Teams learning and development model of engagement was originally created in response to a learning need in the corporate world. Employees who needed to learn and embed core knowledge were unable to retain and apply what they had learnt from single training sessions without follow up in the workplace. What they needed was a creative
and enjoyable way to practise and reinforce learning and its application to their job requirements.
TEAM SPORT and THE SEVEN STEPS
Team sports such as soccer, rugby and hockey, test the competency of team players and determine which team is the best through competitive engagement. The team sport process encompasses seven definite steps: Coaching, learning, practising, testing (the match), scoring, applauding/recognising and performance assessment.
EMBED and USE CORE KNOWLEDGE
The Winning Teams model uses these seven sporting steps, team sport principles and competition structures in the learning process. Instead of playing soccer, teams play anything from mathematics to metallurgy or any subject that expects learners to embed and use knowledge and concepts. Use of this model creates the interest in and love for learning, making it as compelling as playing a sport.
SKILLS, ATTITUDES and BEHAVIOURS
This team sport engagement model within a learning environment has other important benefits. As participants engage in an exciting, challenging and non-threatening and inclusive learning environment, they create a new learning culture and simultaneously develop key life skills, attitudes and behaviours needed for the world of work.