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
||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”
Some interesting predictions here including this one;
“Professional knowledge will become obsolete almost as quickly as it’s acquired. An individual’s professional knowledge is becoming outdated at a much faster rate than ever before.
Most professions will require continuous instruction and retraining. Rapid changes in the job market and work-related technologies will necessitate job education for almost every worker. At any given moment, a substantial portion of the labor force will be in job retraining programs. -Marvin J. Cetron and Owen Davies, “Trends Shaping Tomorrow’s World, Part Two,” May-June 2008, p 41″
Here’s an opportunity to contribute to the top 10 tools list compiled by Jane Hart. Jane has some great resources on her site that are freely available.
Some great quotes connected to knowledge from Mohamed Amine Chatti;
“Knowledge is information that changes something or somebody – either by becoming grounds for actions, or by making an individual (or an institution) capable of different or more effective action”
“Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.”
–Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
“You give me an idea, and I give you an idea, we both have two ideas. You give me a dollar, I giveyou a dollar, we still each have one dollar.”
“A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.”
“Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.”
“The only source of knowledge is experience.”
I was suprised when reading CIPD’s ‘People Management’ dated 24th January to find no mention of the forthcoming Learning Technologies 2008 conference & exhibition taking place in London next week. This event is surely one that is highly relevant to Learning, Training & HR professionals. It’s theme is ‘driving workforce performance through learning & development’
Speakers include Jay Cross, Stephen Downes, Donald Taylor, & Clive Shepherd to name a few. Organisations include; BT, NHS, Cable & Wireless, Ikea, Toyota, & Sky. Phil Green from CIPD is also speaking…….
So why no mention?
Maybe I missed it, or a review after the event is planned, or it’s not considered news worthy, or……………….?
youtube is such a good resource. This is worth a look via Eduardo
Organised by George Siemens, here’s a great opportunity to participate in a free on-line conference on Corporate learning; Trends and Innovations
The conference takes place between 15th-20th November and will give the opportunity for attendees to engage in dialogue, exchange ideas and discuss the direction & innovations in corporate learning.
Speakers include; George Siemens, Tony Karrer, Jay Cross, David Snowden, Donald H. Taylor and Janet Clarey.
See you there.
Here’s another great one from Joan Thanks again.
A new way to search the Wiki.
CIPD’s annual coaching at work conference is due to take place on 17th-18th October in London. Speakers include;
- David Megginson
- Carol Gaskell
- Peter Hawkins
- David Rock
- John Leary-Joyce
- David Clutterbuck.
Case studies include;
Zurich Financial Services
Graham O’Connell referred me to an article on Participation Inequality that gives an interesting perspective on why Trainers don’t blog.