Thursday 17 November 2016

The Evolution of Learning.....

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Learning. It's something that greatly interests me now that Alfie is at school. It's not just a case of him learning but also, us as parents embracing new ways of teaching and learning alongside Alfie. It's a little bit like being at school for myself and hubby, phonics, reading journals, finger gym, homework and the list goes on. One of the most exciting things about learning though is observing Alfie making progress and watching him develop. He's immersing himself in all things 'school' and is making such good progress it's great. Of course these days gone is the abacus, the blackboard and regimented learning styles and in steps technology. It's amazing to think how things have progressed since I was at school, we had projectors (remember those!), we had pens and paper (ok, ok I know that children still learn to write using pens and paper but you know what I mean!), we had vhs (eek, now really showing my age). Now children have access to tablets/I pads, interactive whiteboards (which are great by the way) and particularly in the EYFS (early years foundation stage) do alot of their learning through play. 

Of course, it isn't just school that have made advancements in the way, the workplace is often embracing a more techie side of things to train and educate staff. Learning withing the workplace has changed so much over the years and within nursing, over the last 3 years I have seen big changes in the use of technology to educate. An example of this is organisational learning which provide customised, performance improvement programmes that strategically align with unique business objectives - it's always about driving the business forward to ensure that the company is at the top of their game. 

In this day and age moving with the times both in an educational and work environment is so important. It's good to focus on the future and the development of both individuals and businesses to achieve results and success.

Writing this post has made me think back my school days and how different it is now to what it was then.  When I started my diploma back in 2009 and went to uni I was always blown away at how much powerpoint is used these days and the VLE (virtual learning environment where you can study from home), amazing really to think that you can connect up with other people on your course and be studying and participating in things while at home. As I said above, it's all about embracing the changes and going with it. 

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