In Simple Tool, Big Impact (ATD Blog, 27 Apr 2021) MJ Hall writes about the use of checklists for self-directed learning.
“Much has been written recently about the importance of self-directed learning (SDL), especially as it relates to the need for continuous lifelong learning due to the changes in the nature of work and the need to stay current in your respective professional area …
While there are guides and suggested plans for enhancing your ability as an independent learner, at the end of the day, success with SDL depends on you. …
In a recent post, Fivecoat suggested a simple tool for getting grittier—the checklist. Checklists are “simple but powerful tools used by pilots, doctors, astronauts, construction workers, and the military to handle complex, nonroutine problems. Checklists help people balance innovation and discipline, craft and protocol, and specialized talents within group collaboration.”
How are you helping your people direct their own learning? What devices are you using? Have you considered the use of checklists to guide them in their activities?
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