Training acting is to use an actor in learning situations. The training actor plays a role to allow a student to practice his behavior in a simulated environment. The actor is trained to return the participant's observed behavior within the simulation. As a result, a student experiences the consequences of his or her behavior (verbally and non-verbally). A training actor is specialized in offering the participant specific behavior so that the student can practice at the right level. In addition, the training actor is trained to provide targeted feedback such that the student better understand his or her behavior and the effect on the conversation partner and the environment.
MJO Advise believes in the following
- Safe learning environment: Learning new skills takes effort, is exciting and sometimes hurts. Just like training physical muscles and actions such as gymnastics or cycling, the challenge is to create a situation in which participants can fall but not sustain permanent injuries. MJO Advise believes it is important not to deny this aspect of learning. Maarten has various (playful) work forms to make this negotiable and to make the learning environment as comfortable as possible in which people are challenged to learn, but not deterred.
- Personal learning experience: Everyone is different and requires an individual approach, also within a course for learning specific skills. I am excited and happy by the search for the individual growth points of students. I am therefore happy to go through different type of exercises, from the simple horseshoe exercises to simulating situations in order to offer behavior that persuades the student to learn.
- Feedback: Feedback is important for everyone, it stimulates and energizes with positive feedback, and can encourage people to change with negative ones. However, bad feedback can have undesirable consequences. Maarten is good at giving concrete, clear feedback with brackets that the participant can use. He is a strong proponent of individual take-home messages for participants. He does this by making use of the ideas as indicated in Thanks For The Feedback
- Shared responsibility: Participant, trainer / assessor and training actor determine the context in which learning takes place. It is important to look for this common interest from within this triangle. Maarten feels explicitly responsible for this and will therefore also be happy to act as a co-trainer if necessary