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The FUNology of Learning

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Integrate simple activities aimed at building fun into any learning environment  

There is a misconception that we are not serious about learning if we are having fun. On the contrary, we can be very serious about our profession, the art of our instruction, the well-being of our participants and even the importance of our subject matter and still create a sense of fun and wonder in our training. In fact, bringing levity to our delivery can often help to relax our students, reduce their anxiety, and create more memorable learning experiences.

This session examines the relationship between fun and learning engagement. It will provide specific examples, templates and techniques that can be used immediately by participants to enhance engagement and retention. Further to this, it will highlight research and statistics that support the use of fun within a participant-centred framework and will model simple activities aimed at building fun into any learning environment.


Key outcomes:

  • Define the concept of FUNology
  • Explain how fun can be used to create more memorable learning experiences
  • Identify key research which advocates the benefits of fun and ‘play’
  • Demonstrate how to integrate simple activities aimed at building fun into any learning environment


Webinar details

Date: Friday 4 June 2021

Time: 11am AEST (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane) 

Duration: 1 hour

Investment: Free! Book early as places are limited.


Marc Ratcliffe - CEO, MRWED Training and Assessment

Marc is a multi-award-winning trainer, author and education entrepreneur. He is the CEO and founder of MRWED Training and Assessment and has been involved in the VET Sector for more than 25 years. Marc is a strong advocate for "edu-tainment" and believes that learner involvement and fun are integral to student success.

He continues to be an in-demand conference speaker and workshop facilitator, having presented at more than 50 conferences in a dozen countries in the past decade. He has also presented training-related workshops internationally in the UK, North America, Africa and Asia and is one of only two people in Australia certified to deliver Bob Pike’s Train-the-Trainer Boot Camp, the world’s most respected train-the-trainer program.


   A Statement of Attendance is issued on completion of live event activities.

Note the video recording of the live event will be available to all participants within 48 hours after the event.



The following statements are received when the course is completed:

MRWED Statement of Attendance
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