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4MAT Training System
Transcript of 4MAT Training System
Step 3: Practice
We practice what we learn.
Step 1: Engage
Something happens. The learner is focused on the topic.
Step 2: Share
We learn about the topic, reflect on it, and think about if it will work. We connect the dots.
Step 4: Perform
We assess the results of the action and adjust. We implement the information into the real world
The 4MAT Model
1. Discover your training strengths
2. Learn about all learning styles and how your strenghs work with them.
3. Bridge the gap between your style and the styles of your learners.
Trainer's Role: Facilitator
Trainer Role: Presenter
Trainer Role: Coach
Trainer Role: Supportive Evaluator
Type 1 Learner:
Favorite Question: WHY?
Type Three Learner:
Favorite Question: HOW?
Type Four Learner:
Favorite Question: WHAT IF?
Focus 1: Gain the attention of the learner - link to what they already know.
Focus 2: Use questions to encourage reflection and dialogue
Focus 3: Create a safe environment for sharing.
Engaging Sign-in Materials
Build a sense of community
Share images that represent perceptions of the content:
Techniques for Visual Delivery
Techniques for Verbal Delivery
Hint: Shift your delivery style every 10 minutes to hold learner's attention.
Step 1: Identify possible content.
Step 2: Arrange the content into no more than five key messages. Use mindmaps as a tool.
Step 3: Under each message use learning devices to "animate" them.
Visually appealing flipcharts
Visual organizers - mindmaps, fishbones, squares,
Venn diagrams, storyboarding
The learner moves into action
Outcome-based practice activities:
Observe and debrief
Role plays / simulated practice
Knowledge check games
Assessments / Tests
Group problem solving
Commit to future action
plan - strategies to stay connected:
learning retention increases when information is revisited within 24 hours and again in 7 days.
Lunch and learn sessions
Celebrate success stories
On-the-job support team
Type 1 Learner: Feel and Watch
Type 2 Learner: Watch and Think
Type 3 Learner: Think and Do
Type 4 Learner: Do and Feel
Type Two Learners:
Favorite Question: WHAT?
Bernice McCarthy - Creator of 4MAT
The 4MAT Model appeals to each of these styles.
A model for training that caters to learning styles of both the trainer and student.
The 4MAT model of training looks at learning styles - of both the trainer AND the trainee - and takes them both through a four-step model that includes something for every learner.
This Prezi covers the basic learning styles, along with the four steps of the 4MAT model. For more information please visit 4MAT4business.com.
The steps in the 4MAT system take trainees through all phases of learning, from discovering something new, practicing, applying, and developing a plan to take it into the world.
All types of learners can learn through this model, and it should be a template for any complete training program.
Creator of 4MAT 4 Business