Supporting Self-Directed and Social Learning (5LD01)
ASSOCIATE QUALIFICATIONS 2021
*self funders only
About this Unit
This unit is about recognising how individuals are increasingly wanting to learn at their own pace, by their preferred method, and in a way that fits with their personal schedules and lifestyle. Moreover, effective organisational learning embraces formal and informal socialised activities. These shifts, and the greater recognition of the benefits in driving performance through learning, means that learning and development professionals must facilitate approaches for those who learn in these ways.
What will you learn
You will learn about the concepts of, and connections between, self-directed and social learning and the underpinning theories, including evaluating the benefits and risks. You will also explain steps that organisations take to encourage learning and how digital and technological innovations encourage and enable self-directed learning. Additionally, you will be able to support learning through the curation of learning resources, including developing guidance that encourages and supports learners.
This unit is suitable for persons who:
- are aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in learning and development
- are working in a people practice role and wish to extend their knowledge and skills to help shape organisational learning and development
- are working towards or working in a learning and development role.
On completion of this unit, learners will:
- Understand theoretical concepts of self-directed and social learning.
- Understand how to encourage and engage individuals in self-directed and social learning and development activities.
- Be able to support self-directed and social learning through the curation of learning resources.
NEW CIPD ASSOCIATE QUALIFICATIONS 2021
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