Actively using the presented knowledge is a more efficient way to learn than simple listening or reading. It helps to connect the studied topic with other knowledge and to observe it from a wider perspective. Learning can be enhanced by adding activating elements into the process.
Active learning is more demanding, but delivers more results in return to the energy it takes. Therefore it is worth the effort to give a moment to think how to activate the learning process.
What activating elements you could add into reading when starting a new book?
How could you increase the impact of the next training session your team is going to participate in?