Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Discussion Question #4-- Learning at work

4. “[A] different model of human work is emerging,” write Brown and Gray. “People need to be trusted; work and therefore decision making must be distributed. Relationships among workers—as learners—are key.” http://www.johnseelybrown.com/intro_learningculture.html

If we decided to build a “learning community” around “leadership education” what are some things we would need to consider that would ensure we honor people as learners?


Anne said...

After reading both the articles, I am struck by how much I don't know about the application of leadership skills. So, to answer this question, I would suggest that we allow the learners to define the setting and application. This is especially important for youth, I think, because I feel very disconnected from their sense of what are important activities and how leadership is applied. If we're using the example of developing leadership educational programs in Extension, this writing indicates that we need to spend more time allowing our audiences to define the context and the settings where leadership skills would be useful.

Robert Hughes Jr said...

Could we engage our audience using this technology?