Empowered talent development in practice

Empowered talent development in practice

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Talent development is one of the basic foundations and challenges to gaining a competitive advantage in an ever-changing market. New findings within the field of cognitive learning theory show that current tools and methods actually work. Especially when they are combined in order to build a learning environment they become really effective. The keys to building effective integrated learning in practice with current tools and methods are to Observe human experiences (Looking), to Analyze challenges and opportunities (Understanding), and to Envision future possibilities (Making).

Empowered Talent Development In Practice

Talent development in a Design thinking mode

Scenario-based learning is here a workable method; including developing critical thinking skills. Professor Philip C. Abrami and his colleagues have reviewed 341 research studies that evaluated the impact of various instructional approaches on critical thinking skills. In the conclusion of the best outcomes, three main concepts appeared: 1. Authentic work scenarios, 2. Opportunity for dialogue oral or written, 3. Mentoring in combination with problem-solving and discussions. The outcome is talent/skills development and collaborative learning in a highly motivating learning environment.

Modern versus traditional Learning Design

The traditional method is using a divided-task approach. Where the learner is learning short procedures and the surrounding knowledge around them. This is highly inspired by the Industrial society’s work method with labour division. As the modern scenario-based method is directed at the whole work process and the environment that surrounds it. However, even if the latter is more adapted to the digital age. The former still could have a great impact, especially in training novice learners. But the main demand from the labour market is mostly directed at modern learning design.

Written by
LarsGoran Bostrom@

Learning designer and Author of the book “Learning Design in Practice for Everybody” and developer of SOE PublishingLab

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