Journal of Business and Law

ISSN: 2521-439x(print)

e-ISSN: 2959-2879(online)

Volume 5 / Issue 2

Applying active training principles and its impact on trainees’ learning gain and motivation


Talal Elsaghir, Jamal Alzaeem Almonajid



This study aimed to highlight on the active training and demonstrate its impact on learners’ learning and motivation to follow such training, engage in it and apply its skills. The population of the study consisted of a group of main tax auditors, verification monitors and accounting chiefs (category III), who are practitioners in the Directorate of Public Finance under the authority of the Ministry of Finance. They attended a training course at the National Institute of Administration in Lebanon in order to be promoted to full-time employees in the Ministry of Finance. A total of 62 trainees participated in the current study, distributed in three different sections with almost equivalent number of trainees in each section. However, only 58 questionnaires were collected. To obtain the objectives of the current study, the researcher designed a special training material titled “Design Thinking” that complies with the principles of active training. As for data collection method, there was pre- and post-questionnaires. The study adopted mixed approach which combines quantitative and qualitative methodologies. The findings of this study show that active training is very efficient for trainees’ learning and increasing their cognitive knowledge. It also has a prominent role in increasing the motivation of trainees to pursue training and apply the skills acquired in this course.

DOI: 10.51958/AAUJBL2021V5I2P2