Summary of Informal Learning
Rediscovering the Natural Pathways That Inspire Innovation and Performance
Once you accept that people learn better outside the classroom, how should you invest your training funds?
Do people learn best by sitting in a classroom taking notes? Not according to “eLearning” expert Jay Cross. Instead, he says, companies should champion nontraditional, informal learning methods, including: “unconferences,” “unworkshops,” “eLearning,” “Courageous Conversations” and even “grokking” (sci-fi writer Robert A. Heinlein’s term for “instantaneous, holistic recognition” or understanding). Cross says properly presented informal learning programs can give your firm a better return on its training investment than formal learning. He explains why that is and how to use his approach. Despite some repetition and fluffy filler, getAbstract recommends this book to learning officers, training managers and human resources professionals who want to know more about setting up informal learning initiatives.
In this summary, you will learn
- What kinds of activities informal learning includes
- Why it is better than formal learning
- What to consider in setting up an informal learning program
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