When Arun Pradhan asked us how we learn in the real world, the first thing I did was look at what I was holding in my hand.
I was reading his article on my smartphone so I bookmarked it as a mental note to respond to the four questions he asked us to answer.
It’s amazing to think that this small mobile device that sits in my handbag and goes with me everywhere has been an essential piece of kit for my learning because it is my BRIDGE to the people and the networks that I need to tap into and learn from.
So that’s when I decided to respond to the questions using this device and to share them via video and my own story.
So here it goes. In my video, I respond to the following questions:
Q1. In your working life, how have you learned effectively from experience, please provide an example if possible? (e.g. how have you used intentional practice, learned from failure, learned from ambitious projects and/or used reflection)
Q2. In your working life, how have you learned effectively from people, please provide an example if possible? (e.g. how have you learned from project teams, mentors, coaches and/or broader social networks)
Q3. In your working life, how have you learned effectively from courses, research or investigation, please provide an example if possible? (e.g. how have you learned from reading on the web, reading books or attending conferences/courses)
Q4. What’s your top advice for someone who wishes to develop faster and learn complex skills in modern workplaces?
I’ve also shared these questions onto Snapchat and hope to engage others in responding to these questions too.
What do you think? How do you learn in the real world? Why not share your responses with Arun?