The team is growing. Welcome, Andreas Glennfalk
Andreas Glennfalk strengthens Snabbfoting’s competency in coaching and learning. Andreas is structured and responsive with a passion for developing others. His pedagogy and communication create security, clarity and results in change processes. From his 20 years as a trainer in traditional classrooms, he has accumulated extensive experience of working with participants of mixed ages, knowledge levels and learning methods.
Andreas, what does the classroom look like post-Corona?
During Corona, we have been able to increase our competence in using the virtual classroom very quickly. During this journey, training, meetings and contact with other people have taught me that we are very adaptable when we really need to. We have learned a lot that has led us to discover the many benefits of the virtual classroom. My belief is that after Corona, there will be a thirst for traditional classroom training. However, I believe that a majority of classroom training will be virtual because of all its benefits. I feel strongly that a combination of traditional classrooms and virtual classrooms is an effective method, as learning consisting of several different parts. It is about using traditional education where there is a need and, vice versa, digital learning and virtual training when relevant.
What do you appreciate most about classroom training?
What I appreciate most about classroom training is that I can more easily perceive the response from the student when I teach. In the virtual classroom where I only see the student’s face, it becomes a challenge to see clues as to how the knowledge is received. When I teach, it is important for me to get a receipt for the information I convey. This feedback, in my opinion, becomes clearer in a classroom. If the goal of the training is to learn very practical elements, it’s easier in traditional classrooms.
Why is it important to communicate with the right channel of learning?
My task as trainer in a classroom is to do everything in my power for others to understand. In order for others to understand, I need to find out how the student in front of me best takes in new information. Is it by listening, seeing or experiencing? It can of course be a combination of these. Once I have found this, I have my key to reaching the student’s full understanding. In a training situation where I have a larger group in front of me, I need to vary the teaching to increase the possibility of understanding for everyone.
What pedagogical opportunities do you see in the virtual classroom?
In the virtual classroom, a great opportunity lies precisely in the flexibility. Students can choose for themselves when they are in the best state for learning. This is different for all people. It’s also possible to choose which environment the participant should be in. A very big advantage that I like with virtual and digital learning is recorded sequences. The participant can watch the same module over and over, and then take notes at their own pace to control the pace of learning. Learning means drawing conclusions from the information or just summarizing something that needs to be remembered. With recorded episodes, the student can take the time they need to draw those conclusions or write summaries.