Member Since: 17th May 2005
Training Design Consultant and Community Manager The Training Designer's Club
5th Oct 2020
I love everything about this article! I've been a huge fan of Dr Ina since I heard her speak at a conference about 3 years ago where EVERYTHING she said made total sense and was realistic and practical.
Too many L&D folk wrongly assume that everyone else in the organisation is just like them. Hence the constant cries to stop spoon-feeding people. But the evidence has long suggested that people won't just go an find their own learning - even when they want to (like eating more healthily, doing more exercise).
The fact is, WE are good self-directed learners because learning IS OUR JOB. We DO make time for it because we want to and we are expected to. If you are a production supervisor or an IT specialist or a telesales team leader, other things attract and demand attention.
Maybe we shouldn't be spoon feeding people, but we do need to remind, guide, support and encourage them. We can't just create (or curate) great resources and leave people to it. The social element is key, and I've noticed that people who are in supportive communities stretch themselves more as they are inspired, challenged and supported by those around them, which links to the article I wrote about 3 months ago. https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/lead/culture/why-social-learning-will-be-...