Changing mental models from training to learning by Brigitte Jordan

Some food for thought from Brigitte Jordan

“Changing mental models and paradigms from a focus on training to a focus on learning involves a series of moves:

from individual learner to learners in social settings
from individual skills to the practices of a team or COP
from process orientation to practice orientation
from didactic teaching to activity-based learning
from linear thinking to systems thinking
from school-based learning to learning as a life activity
from one-shot learning to continuous adaptation
from curriculum to total learning environment
from top-down information dissemination to lateral networks + peer communication
from product focus to customer focus
from design from fantasy to design from work practice
from requirements analysis to work practice analysis
from implementation as delivery to implementation as growing the practice
from providing training to providing learning resources
from what employers want to what frontline practitioners need”
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