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

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Published by Dan Steer

For the last 17 years, I have been helping businesses and individuals to achieve their goals through delivery of tailor-made learning and development initiatives. Most of the time, I deliver training, coach individuals, facilitate brainstorming sessions, round-table meetings and workshops. As a consultant, I help my clients to promote and profit from the infinite learning opportunities within and without their own organisation, drawing on my L+D management experience, strategic approach and creativity, As a speaker, I inspire through story, humour and pertinent little bits of theory. I believe that the world would be a better place if people were happily working on their mission with competence and alignment to personal values. As a freelance worker since 2008, I have helped more than 11000 individuals to improve their presentation, communication, commercial, leadership and negotiation skills. I confront people with their own behaviour and convictions, facilitating and giving pertinent feedback and clear ideas on where to continue good work and improve. I seek to satisfy my clients with creative and to-the-point solutions… …and I make music, but no-one pays me much for it yet :-) First single here:

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