Strategic Learning: Personal innovation in a fluid environment
How might we enhance our experience of learning to accord with personal or professional strategy?
Can we strategically direct our learning individually and together to adapt and lead through a changing world?
June's DwD is hosted by Donald Officer, delving into a shared inquiry and practices toward discovery our personal lifetime learning potentials. Strategic learning can be viewed as choosing what you and I specifically need to know and practice to make our way and reach our goals, in a time where learning itself is changing on the run.
More than ever learning processes are breaking boundaries and are trending toward chaos. We have MOOCs, online degree mills and tuition debt slavery in pursuit of formal education. Training, facilitating, coaching abound. Rock star professors and researchers tour morning television sets with do-it-yourself prescriptions for personality makeovers
Disturbing? Yes, yet at the same time this becomes background noise. Each of us has the opportunity to remake ourselves in a serious powerful way while connecting with others to make massive significant change. To do this we have to realize something so obvious it’s as invisible as the air we breathe.
More power to all of us. However, we only leverage it by becoming aware of it.
This Wednesday we’ll have the chance to grow that awareness while having fun together as we explore ways to take charge of need to know.
Powerful ideas we’ll tease out in small group exercises and open session:
Recrafting personal mission statements to build transformative learning
Learning for them versus learning for you – no, it isn’t self indulgent
Ways we learn that schools won’t acknowledge and what to do about it.
Just in time, just in case and just because we feel like it
Necessity not curriculum is the mother of invention
Learning to think strategically (and save yourself from the planners)
Powerful media (new and old) tools we all can access
How to curate your own learning space
Donald R. Officer has been a writer, planner, communicator, management consultant and educator for over three decades. Persistently seeking better ways to approach the fuvaluesture and how to live there, he has become a strong advocate for a major rethinking about our ideas on innovation. Don’s recent career as life coach has launched a serious innovative rethinking of his own life and the meaning of learning and professional practice, insights which he shares with DwD in this session.
Don has written articles for newspapers, journals and magazines and edited policy papers, newsletters and on-line forums. He continues to review books and write articles on many social change topics, especially strategic thinking,for magazines and his blog, The Intention Coach. Meanwhile he continues to toil away writing longer works on psychology and education. These are destined for wider publication