Learning While Working Podcast
About This Show
Listen to the Learning While Working podcast to hear how learning and development is transforming. The episodes are interviews with leading thinkers in learning. Common themes on the podcast include trends in eLearning and digital learning, performance driven instructional and learning design and learning data. Each podcast is packed with ideas, tips and insights about how to make learning at work succeed.
Most Recent Episode
Employability For The Future Of Work - No 38
In this episode you will learn from Paul Kearney about the importance of employability skills and how to develop them in your people. Paul has a deep, rich understanding of how people learn, and has been exploring how to develop these types of skills for close to 30 years.
The term 'employability skills' is often seen as a bit of jargon. Paul has a great description: higher order skills. The skills he refers to are problem solving, taking initiative, planning and organising work and cooperating.
Paul's background is in education and pre-employment training, but what he is talking about can be applied to help your people become self directed, continuous learners who are prepared for the future of work.
During the podcast Paul talks about his framework for developing
these higher order skills. Broadly, the framework is about:
Increasing learner responsibility
Increasing experience and practice for learners
increasing reflective thinking in learners
Increasing collaboration between learners
This can be applied to leadership development, onboarding and trainees. He also introduces a nice model of learning: 'Caught, taught, and bought'.
One of the other key takeaways from this conversation is that practice need to be diverse.
Episodes of This Show
Dec 12, 2017