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Sep 19

Time for a different approach to L&D? Imagine that! Join Dr Lesley Crane and eLN Chair, Joan Keevill

September 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST

With the dust settling from the firefighting and the rush to move online, are we missing the opportunity to step back and think about how we might take a different approach to learning and development? Are we taking the opportunity to challenge yesterday’s thinking and assumptions, to open our minds to new ways of thinking and doing? Is now the right time? Has there ever been a better time?In this interactive webinar, Lesley Crane and Joan Keevill discuss why these questions are important, why now, what opportunities they open up for Learning and Development – and invite your views. They imagine what the future of L&D could look like. Timing and the pandemic have crystallised the thinking Lesley has been doing for over 20 years of researching, developing, designing and writing about adult learning and development. What emerges is a theory and methodology for adult learning she’d like to share and test out. Joan, a practitioner for over 20 years, now has a more strategic perspective in her role as Chair of the eLN and will be a ‘critical friend’ during the session.
During the session you will have the opportunity to reflect on your own practice and decide if these ideas resonate with you? Is Lesley proposing a methodology for the academic, vocational and skills sectors or for the corporate environment? Is there a difference? Do these ideas inspire you? If L&D’s role now is more important and critical than ever, will these ideas help you to respond more effectively?
In this session, you’ll learn about:
* The need to put the learner first: taking account of what learners bring to any learning (e.g. attitudes, prior knowledge, biases) and how it influences what and how they learn in surprising ways.
* Why learning context and topic come next, followed by learning outcomes.
* Developing the learning strategy: what does ‘learning with understanding’ mean?. What factors influence how adults learn best and how can this be applied (the CAP Principles).
* Progressing to content design and development: what does ‘blended’ actually mean and does it matter?
Dr Lesley Crane has more than 30 years’ experience as a multi-disciplined consultant, author, learning designer, researcher and strategist in adult learning and skills and EdTech, and was one of the earliest developers in e-learning, VR and simulation for L&D View her profile on LinkedIn.
Joan Keevill has been working in the technology-enabled learning field for over 20 years and has been Chair of the eLN since 2018. Follow Joan on LinkedIn and Twitter.


September 19, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
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