The pedagogical foundation of our training materials
All of our training materials have the same objective – conveying knowledge in the simplest and most animated way possible so that the student can use their newly acquired skills in everyday life.
We want our students to pass the final test – but we always set our sights well beyond this. We ask ourselves what is important to remember one year after the course, for example. This is because we want our training courses to result in a safer way of working – with less damage, lower service costs, and – most importantly – fewer accident-related injuries.
Text focus on what is important
In the books, text is presented with two priority levels. Level 1 focuses on the most important information a forklift truck operator needs to know, while level 2 delves deeper into the topic for those wondering about cause and effect or who want to learn more details. This make it easy to quickly find the essentials in each question, while the book can still serve as a reference book for those interested in the details.
(At present, not all textbooks have been updated with priority levels in the text.)
Educational research shows that we humans remember more and gain deeper understanding if facts are presented to us interwoven in a story. With this in mind, we integrate “serials” in books and e-courses wherever possible. The storytelling segments of the serial serve as clear reminders that the course participants take with them in their day-to-day work.
Chapter summaries and exercises
In our books, each section comes with a summary and a number of exercises. Both focus on what we want the operator to get out of the course. This makes it easier for the student to remember the most important information.
Modern graphic design
The significance of having a good graphic design must not be underestimated. Students should feel important, and we think it is important to invest in machine training. One of the ways we show this is by using a modern design and graphic language in materials that feel lavish. We apply this approach to both our traditional course books and our e-learning courses.
Suitable for students with reading and writing difficulties
The division of the texts into priority levels with a clear focus on what is important combined with the use of a simple and straightforward language make it easier for learners with reading difficulties. As does the large image material, which explains without text. All exercises are made up of multiple choice questions. This means that a student with writing difficulties does not have to formulate their answer in writing. They are instead given a number of answers to choose from.
In our e-learning, we make sure that all key text is read by the speaker.