Learning about Learning - from information to inner development
From Anna Christiansen
Maria Watter Ph.D, Operations director, Teaching and learning, Karolinska Institutet.
In a rapidly changing complex modern society it’s clear that most of the knowledge and skills we acquire today we will not be able to use tomorrow. Emphasizing why education and learning in all formats are more important than ever. Not just for trying to catch up with the latest development, but rather to approach learning in a deeper sense to develop our inner capacity to learn, adapt and transform. Doing so we release the potential power of learning to transform the world to a better place.
If you think about it, how would you design learning for inner development? How would you tackle going beyond specific knowledge and skills to also target for example a learning or growth mindset? An increased capacity to learn and develop new skills throughout life.
We all have great experience of learning, from childhood, through school to work and adult life. From our learning experiences, mostly without knowing it, we create assumptions on how we learn. Later, when we design and lead learning our approach start in those assumptions. So even though the content is new we reproduce both an approach to learning that is far from evidence and mindsets of the past no longer fit for tackling challenges of tomorrow.
In this session, we bring some general assumptions forward and compare them to evidence on how we learn. We try the evidence out and give the mindset needed a thought. If curious to learn about learning to be equipped to lead learning for transformation this is a session for you.