Self-learning: Defining this competence for the future

If everyone is going to learn by themselves, we are going to have to help them. Any ideas on this at #ASTD2011?

Assume that @jpapakalos is right and the Facebook generation is going to go for self-learning. Does this mean that they are going to be any good at it? OK, they like to do things by themselves. But this doesn’t mean they will be successful!

If we are going to accept that people embrace social-learning, sharing and self-learning, we’re gong to have to make sure they are competent at it… Here is my first attempt at defining the self-learning competence:

  • Able to set and follow-up on learning-objectives
  • Knows own learning style and adapts self-learning process accordingly
  • Able to identify and embrace Infinite Learning © opportunities as they arise
  • Able to identify quality learning resources
  • Able to successfully network in order to find useful information in a given environment
  • Effective use of social-learning tools
  • Understands the importance of knowledge-sharing and effectively contributes to “the cloud”
  • Self-coaching, self-feedback and self-leadership skills
  • Memory, speed-reading and concentration skills
  • Ability to chunk-up, categorise and evaluate information

Your thoughts? Add comments!

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About Dan Steer

Wandering corporate trainer, learning and development consultant, conference speaker and professional El-Magico. I help people get better at stuff by creating and facilitating Infinite Learning © opportunities. The world would be a better place if everyone was doing what he loved and doing it well. I am working to bring out the "El Magico" in everybody. Training in presentation and communication skills, leadership, social media for learning and marketing, learning and development management + personal effectiveness.

Posted on May 22, 2011, in Learning Management, Resources. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

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