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Appendix B

Selecting Appropriate Training Methods

To help people gain new awareness and information that will translate into changes in attitudes and behavior, you must choose training methods that correspond to the changes you hope to accomplish. A variety of training strategies will ensure that the learning needs of all types of participants are met. The list below provides some suggested training methods for accomplishing changes in each of these domains.

Knowledge (Concepts, Facts)
  • Computer-assisted instruction

    Field trips or tours
  • Handouts
  • Programmed instruction
  • Discussion
  • Films, VHS, DVD
  • Lecture
  • Readings
Attitude (Feelings, Opinions)
  • Brainstorming
  • Creative arts
  • Interview situations
  • Role-playing
  • Case studies
  • Field trips
  • Open-ended discussions
  • Panel presentations of SIDS family
    members and health professionals
Behavioral Skills
  • Action plans
  • Guided practice with feedback
  • Role-playing
  • Demonstrations
  • Practicums
  • Simulations