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B867 - Workplace Learning and Development

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Learn, rest, repeat. Learn, rest, repeat. Singapore leads the way for workplace skills. I'll tell you something: Andy Lancaster.

Unit 2 - HRD in Theory + Practice

Reaching the ship's crews cut off from learning. Image copyright Thinkstock If you were to think about bringing distance learning to a place with only patchy internet and where people were away from home for two weeks at a time, you might not immediately think of a cross-channel ferry.

Reaching the ship's crews cut off from learning

Most people don’t have any potential. THE majority of people are already doing things as well as they can, it has emerged.

Most people don’t have any potential

Research by the Institute for Studies found that despite society’s obsession with ‘nurturing potential’, there was virtually nothing out there to be nurtured. Professor Henry Brubaker said: “Most of us are not geniuses – in fact, not even close. “Rather than brimming with unexploited talent, we exist in a state of fully realised mediocrity.” Professor Brubaker found that however many training courses people were sent on by their employers, they always returned unchanged. He said: “The corporate obsession with ‘creativity’ is particularly futile. “History dictates that people with great creative minds tend to die penniless in a ditch at the age of about 30, by which time they are mostly syphilis and absinthe.

Learning Impact: A Progress Update. Making an impact with learning and development has been the bedrock of our research programme since 2003.

Learning Impact: A Progress Update

How can L&D impact both organisational and business performance and what are the tactics of the most successful organisations? One area that has grabbed our attention for some time is the way that L&D go about demonstrating value back to the business. In our 2015-16 Industry Benchmark Report Embracing Change, we see that 9 out of 10 L&D leaders around the globe are are looking to improve business agility employee engagement and business performance - all critical business issues. At the same time, 45% report that a significant barrier to change is that our initiatives are just not seen as a management priority. To address this issue, it is critical that L&D need to become more confident in understanding and articulating the impact that we are having.

What is learning impact? In-Focus: Learning and Performance on the Move (2016) The In-Focus Report: Learning and Performance on the Move is available to download at the bottom of this page, thanks to the support of Redware.

In-Focus: Learning and Performance on the Move (2016)

This report presents the evidence for L&D leaders to consider on how to respond to the changing mobility of the workforce, championing new ways of learning and performance to support the new, smarter-working employee. It aims to stimulate action that will: Support individual performance improvement at the point of needImprove the learning experience through technology innovationHarness the potential offered by mobile technology for learningEnhance business agility and flexibility Demographics Data for this report is drawn from the 2015 Towards Maturity Benchmark Study™, research with over 600 L&D leaders, reported in Embracing Change.

L&D: evolving roles, enhancing skills - Research Reports. What you already know is the key to learning new things. Imagine how much you already know.

What you already know is the key to learning new things

Just contemplate everything you have learned and experienced during all the years that you have been alive. Everything. Seems pretty vast, doesn’t it? Your brain is full of knowledge gathered throughout your lifetime. How to avoid 'death by PowerPoint' Real Learning. Tor Norretranders, The User Illusion, Cutting Consciousness Down to Size (Penguin, 1999).

Real Learning

“Pray, Mr. Babbage.”Charles Baggage, Passages from the Life of a Philosopher (Longman and Co., 1864). “Learning is fundamentally a conversation.” Roger Schank, Education Outrage Blog. “Neurons that fire together, wire together.” Canadian neuropsychologist Donald Hebb came up with the concept in 1949. Karen Stephenson, What Knowledge Tears Apart, Networks Make Whole. Spaced repetition: a hack to make your brain store information. Late night dates with a 600-page textbook and a multipack of Red Bull are a familiar encounter for many people.

Spaced repetition: a hack to make your brain store information

Whether in school, university or work, we all find ourselves in situations where we have to learn a vast quantity of information in a very short period of time. In these instances, almost all of us resort to the age-old study technique of reading through the textbook over and over again in the hope that some of it will stick. However, this study technique is not only tedious and repetitive, it’s also ineffective. It is completely misaligned with how our brains actually work, according to basic neuroscience and psychology research. Fortunately, that same research paves the way for alternative study methods which work with, rather than against, our brain. Spaced repetition A simple way to do spaced repetition is to use flashcards organised into a box.

Understanding the brain Something as inherently complex and mysterious as the brain is difficult to describe in literal terms. Towards Maturity. 70:20:10’s challenges: new thinking; new roles. It's not about the numbers.

70:20:10’s challenges: new thinking; new roles

Instead the 70:20:10 model is about helping better learning practice, embedded in the business. In this shared session, Charles Jennings will set the scene, describing using the 70:20:10 model in the workplace. Five lessons for the future of L&D.