Self Managed Training

1.1 How to evaluate approaches to self-Managed Training (Outcome 1.1)

approaches to learning
diff learning styles
Adult learning techniques
what motivates a person to learn?

Firstly it is important to understand that learning is a lifelong process. As we go about our daily lives and work, an individual is in a continuous cycle of acquiring new information and knowledge. Self managed training can prove to be very difficult for someone who has not got the discipline and basic understanding of learning and the different learning styles. The traditional forms of learning are changing, and the formal way of schooling is being severely challenged by advances in technology and information gathering. Information can now be easily accessed and is widely available. This has led to advances in ways which people are trained and in ways that people learn, and are willing to learn.

Self managed learning is about how people learn things differently. The importance to Self Managed Training (SML) is that it gives the learner total control of what they learn, how they learn it. As Training is a planned process. It is used to help Modify Attitude, Knowledge, and Skill. The way we assimilate information is also very different too. According to David Kolb’s Theory on Experiential Learning, there are only 4 stages in the learning process. He argues hat the main way in which people learn is through Experience, and though we learn by Watching and Doing, we also have to Feel and Thinking about the subject and thing we are learning about. The second type of experiential learning is ‘education that occurs as a direct participation in the events of life’ (Cyril O Houle, 1980:p221). Here learning is not sponsored by some formal educational institution but by the people themselves. It is learning that is achieved through reflection upon everyday experience and is the way that most of us do our learning.

People learn a lot through Research, through Internet, Specific Training...