Setting the Scene – Being a Learner

Have you ever stopped to think about how you “learn” things and then how you use these “things” in your work, or in fact if you use these “things” at all? It is easy to get caught up in the “doing” with no time to stop and think about the why and how.

Your daily experiences help build your knowledge and skills. Your previous participation and interaction with families, co-workers and other professionals can change the way you handle a situation and/or prepare you for the next new situation. If you are not challenged to stop and think about your learning, you and your clients may not be getting the total benefit. Have you ever stopped to think about how your clients learn?

We want you to take the time to stop and think about the ways you learn because this will help you to improve the way you practice, your working relationships and ultimately achieve better outcomes for you and your clients.

In this section we want to challenge you to think about how you learn and therefore what impact this has on what you learn and how you apply your learning.

The following collection of activities will support you to think about:

  • the connection between work and learning
  • factors that influence your learning
  • possibilities for learning

This section contains five activities, these being: