This week you have examined a range of learning theories – including behaviourist, cognitive and humanistic – and have applied these theories to practice. You have compared andragogy and pedagogy and came to the conclusion that both approaches are appropriate for adult learning depending on the circumstances. An opportunity to identify your learning style is encouraged, but an eclectic approach in teaching is preferred, which is sensitive to the different styles of learning that learners may present with when they engage in the learning process. CoPs are a useful framework that promote collaboration and challenge practice but aim to change it whilst embedding professional learning in the practice setting.
Next week you will adopt strategies to maximise the learning opportunities for others. You will also explore and apply a range of models and tools to enhance your learning that will increase your effectiveness in supporting others.
You can now go to Week 3.