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Responsive Training and Learning

PRIME II’s RTL Philosophy

PRIME II’s Responsive Training and Learning philosophy emphasized innovative approaches for enhancing training effectiveness and efficiency, using evidence-based best practices, and creating new approaches to meet challenging situations and overcome recurring obstacles. PRIME was committed to reducing reliance on classroom training and streamlining curricula to assist countries as they decentralize training. Fostering links between primary-level service delivery sites and opportunities for learning through pre-service, in-service and continuing education, PRIME helped establish decentralized learning environments that allow training to be delivered to where learners live and work.

The Project’s RTL activities operated in the context of a broader effort to strengthen the performance of primary providers, their service delivery sites, and the public- and private-sector organizations that support them. PRIME employed a Performance Improvement (PI) approach to give organizations and stakeholders the tools they need to define desired performance, describe actual performance, find the root causes of performance gaps, and select and design training and non-training interventions that will close those gaps. PRIME conducted training when a performance needs assessment determined that a performance gap was caused by lack of knowledge and skills not likely to be remedied by another intervention.

PRIME’s RTL experience ranged from distance-learning programs and structured on-the-job training courses through independent self-study or self-paced learning programs, classroom-based training and technology-based training, as well as a blending of these with other approaches. For any of these methods, PRIME focused the delivery of training on essential content, saving time and costs while meeting performance goals.

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