Practical learning

In the previous blog on “Half-life,” I showed that maintaining your skills (and knowledge) is quite a challenge. And so you would have to spend many hours just to stay up-to-date. Added to that are the new skills to be developed. But…..there is hope!

Large part of learning new skills fortunately happens during the work itself. Pffff, happy!

You may be familiar with the 70:20:10 model (Lombard & Eichinger,1996). And although it receives some criticism for such things as the output of the underlying research, it is still a widely adopted model.

The 70:20:10 model

The 70:20:10 learning model can help keep up with developments and is focused on achieving goals and improving performance.
It is divided as follows; although it is situation dependent, the numbers are not “set in concrete” and this model fits precisely in rapidly changing environments:

  • 70% Workplace learning. Learning during your work and in your workplace by e.g. following (work) instructions, carrying out assignments and e.g. learning from colleagues

  • 20% Social learning. Often somewhat complex subject matter, you learn by working together, sharing knowledge and receiving feedback from colleagues

  • 10% Formal learning. Learning through formal learning pathways such as education, training, e-learning pathways, , , etc.

Thus, the focus (90%) is on PRACTICAL learning.

The benefits
  • Faster, more efficient

    Companies can set up learning pathways faster, more efficiently and therefore cheaper. After laying a limited theoretical foundation, employees are quick to learn “on the job.”

  • Skills, skills, skills

    With rapidly changing conditions, “fixed” knowledge is quickly becoming obsolete. As a result, up-to-date knowledge and associated skills are becoming increasingly important. A shift toward “lifelong learning” has been taking place for years. Therefore, as an organization, you must provide those.

  • Up-to-date

    By applying the right techniques, skills and is knowledge can be reactivated in one fell swoop. You retrieve information the moment a particular work situation calls for it and apply it immediately. An additional benefit is that this makes the information settle better in both working and long-term memory

  • Technology, apps, phone

    The younger employee is completely accustomed to new forms of learning. This is due to fast access to (Internet) resources, apps, modern and fast phones but certainly also the current form of education. There are several workplace apps that are best suited to this.

Do you have questions about your learning environment? Would you like to spar on this topic sometime? How can it help you get to your goals faster?

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3 May 2022 |

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