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Learning to Learn
Personal, Interpersonal, Cognitive

Learning to learn -- knowing how to absorb and apply information correctly -- is a fundamental skill because it provides the key that opens the door to lifelong learning. Adults, children and adolescents all pursue self-planned learning activities. It is estimated that 90 percent of all adults complete at least one self-directed learning activity per year. Improving the management of adult learning efforts results in greater speed and success in learning, increased confidence, and increased willingness to take on new challenges.

A basic element in achieving this skill is knowing how one best learns. Therefore, knowing about one's learning style is essential. In the workplace "learning to learn" means being a more efficient and active learner and enables employees to learn new skills more effectively.

NORTHWEST WORKPLACE BASICS

LEARNING TO LEARN SKILLS (L)

The learner will be able to:

Personal (P)
LP 1 Identify how they learn most easily (preferred learning style)
LP 2 Accommodate their styles to different environments
LP 3 Organize their time and materials

Interpersonal (I)
LI 1 Give and receive feedback appropriately
LI 2 Learn from and with other people

Cognitive (C)
LC 1 Organize information
LC 2 Relate, recall and apply information
LC 3 Think convergently (focus) and divergently (brainstorm)
LC 4 Use critical, creative, and intuitive evaluation skills
LC 5 Find and use expert, peer and written resources

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