The Art of Learning
- I personally have used many learning and development needs questionnaires to indicate gaps in my professional/personal skills, knowledge and behaviour capabilities.
- These self assessment tools help me to understand how I operate on a daily basis, highlighting how I am best suited to learn and how to get the best out of myself in a high percentage of activities.
- After completing a learning styles assessment I am able to gauge my strengths and weaknesses and understand better how learning styles help people interact well or very badly.
- The million dollar question is how do you then interpret questionnaire results and put them into a workable practice?
“Richard Templar (2003) states,
A lot of people think that identifying their strengths and weaknesses means they get to lose the bad stuff and only work with the good stuff.
This isn’t therapy. This is the real world. We all have weaknesses.
The secret trick is learning to work with them rather than trying to be perfect, which is unrealistic and unproductive”