In this blog post, you can read some essential recommendations to consider when you start with self-directed learning.
While self-directed learning does offer empowerment, autonomy, and alignment with today's dynamic work environments, its effectiveness is often questionable.
Why? Because what professionals choose to learn may not align with what they actually need to learn for their roles…
Instead, it’s important not only to ensure that learning journeys are tailored to the specific job roles but also are relevant and applicable, aligning with both career and business goals.
However, if self-directed learning is your chosen path, it's crucial to approach it strategically.
To that end, here are some essential recommendations for you to consider when you start with self-directed learning.
In the book Evidence Informed Learning Design, Mirjam Neelen and Paul Kirschner define self-directed learning as a “meta-cognitive process in which learners take the initiative to diagnose their own learning needs, formulate goals, select and perform tasks, and evaluate their performance.”
Imagine a scenario where each team member says, “I can choose what I learn and how to learn it.” This autonomy is not just empowering; it’s transformative.
But, self-directed learning isn't just about throwing resources or programmes at your team. It's more nuanced and requires a supportive environment to flourish.
Before embracing self-directed learning you must recognise some of the obstacles that can get in the way
So, how do you implement self-directed learning successfully in your organisation?
Whilst self-directed learning offers significant advantages, its success depends on creating the right environment, understanding its complexities, and implementing effective strategies to overcome potential obstacles.
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