I like these seven principles of learning from Peter Henschel, Executive Director Emeritus, Institute for Research on Learning. Here is a snippet - check out the whole post here.
Seven Principles of Learning
- Learning is fundamentally social.
- Knowledge is integrated in the life of communities.
- Learning is an act of participation.
- Knowing depends on engagement in practice.
- Engagement is inseparable from empowerment.
- "Failure" to learn is often the result of exclusion from participation.
- We are all natural lifelong learners.
I particularly love the notion that learning is fundamentally social and I believe it. Breakthroughs occur in conversation, I have seen it again and again. How engaged are you (with others, not just in your head) concerning the goals that matter the most to you?
For those of you who coach or train others, to what degree are you creating the ultimate learning environment?