Learning strategy # 1 Recognize that old knowledge is irrelevant
One good reason to dive head first into self-initiated learning is that much of what you were taught is already obsolete.
Example Recognize that people want to more than only consumers / buyers. In other words, recognize that people would like to be involved, to help out, to co-create.
Learning strategy # 2 Watch / observe
People, who learn well by observing, like to, for example, watch photos on www.instagram.com, watch videos on www.youtube.com.
Learning strategy # 3 Read
What do you like to read? A newspaper app? Blogs you subscribe to? Postings from people you follow on www.linkedin.com? Tweets from people you follow on www.twitter.com? https://hbr.org/2016/08/using-social-media-to-build-professional-skills
Instead of saying to yourself that you want to “read more” or “learn new things”, be much more specific. Example “Spend 2 hours every Thursday afternoon reading all the articles I saved during the week.” https://hbr.org/2016/01/how-to-make-learning-more-automatic
Learning strategy # 4 Write
Prepare, watch, listen to presentations
Search for information on the internet
Write about and discuss topics
Chat with people
Further inspiration http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/11-advantages-of-using-a-blog-for-teaching
Learning strategy # 5 Listen
Try things out. Do things.
Think. Reflect. Adapted from Kolb.
Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Listening-tips-1485898
Learning strategy # 6 Try things out
Try things out. Do things. Practice.
Think. Reflect. Adapted from Kolb.
Kolb showed that adults canâ€™t learn merely by listening to instructions. They must also absorb the new information, use it experimentally, and integrate it with their existing knowledge.
If you practice a slightly modified version of a task you want to master, you actually learn more and faster than if you just keep practicing the exact same thing multiple times in a row. Example If you want to get better at writing / blogging, try to use different blogging software, for example www.blogger.com, www.wordpress.com, and www.medium.com https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/12/how-to-learn-new-skills-twice-as-fast/
Some learn best by looking at graphics or reading. Others would rather watch demonstrations or listen to things being explained. Others need a â€œhands-onâ€? experience. https://hbr.org/2012/11/how-to-master-a-new-skill.html
Further inspiration http://www.businessballs.com/kolblearningstyles.htm http://catl.typepad.com/student_learning/2009/08/when-students-learn-or-dont-learn-from-active-learning-experiences.html http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.ch/2012/06/recycling-kolb.html
Learning strategy # 7 Talk
To learn well, some people like to talk about their thoughts and / or about material they have studied.
The best way to learn is to teach.
Learning strategy # 8 Ask for feedback
Learning strategy # 9 Follow a structure or follow no structure
Needs structure, for example Wants to do things in his / specific directions, her own way. a series of steps, a specific order to follow.
http://prezi.com/flzebtpl3lpj/the-12-ways-of-learning/ http://sxills.nl/lerenlerennu/bronnen/Learning%20styles%20by%20Coffield%20e.a..pdf p. 22.
Example of structure: A series of steps.
Step # 1 Define the problem. Step # 2 Identify criteria. Step # 3 Gather and evaluate data. Step # 4 List and evaluate alternatives. Step # 5 Select the best alternative.
Step # 6 Implement and follow up.
Initiatives organized and led by students Low creativity
Low accountability http://www.joebower.org/2010/06/relationship-between-accountability-and.html
Learning strategy # 10 Learn individually or learn with others
Student A Prefers to mostly learn individually.
Student B Prefers to mostly learn with other people.
http://sxills.nl/lerenlerennu/bronnen/Learning%20styles%20by%20Coffield%20e.a..pdf p. 22.
Social practice Learn together. Share knowledge.
The clearer you are about what you want to learn, and the types of people you want to learn from, the more likely you are to find the right community for you.
Make and communicate presentations, concepts, models, diagrams, sketches.
Try out things. Test. Experiment. Learn and acquire new knowledge.
Create connections among knowledge, for example by editing and systemizing knowledge.
Adapted from Nonaka and Takeuchi.
Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/What-do-teachers-do-2178430
Learning strategy # 11 Mix up your routine
Try using a different device / tool when you work tomorrow. Also, try sitting / standing somewhere else than you normally do.
Adapted from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/12/how-to-learn-new-skills-twice-as-fast/
Learning strategy # 12 Think / reflect
To get the most out of learning experiences, reflect on them immediately following an activity. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2414478
What have you learned from the experience?
What were the reasons for that mistake you made along the way?
What could you have done better?
Research participants who did an arithmetic brain-teaser and then reflected on their strategies for solving it went on to do 18% better in a second round than their peers who hadnâ€™t set aside time to reflect. https://hbr.org/2014/04/to-enhance-your-learning-take-a-few-minutes-to-think-about-what-youve-learned/
Learning strategy # 13 Laugh â€“ for example at yourself
When we laugh, we relax. As anxiety decreases, our capacity to retain information expands.
The heightened emotion that humour evokes doesn't just make it easier for us to hit upon insights we otherwise wouldnâ€™t - it also helps us remember them.
Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-can-we-manage-our-emotions-1678947
Learning strategy # 14 Discover your values
If learning is to persist, managers and employees need to also reflect on their own behaviour.
Double-loop learning: Ask why. Adapted from Chris Argyris.
Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Questions-to-discover-your-values-1329394
Learning strategy # 15 Create the right learning environments