Social Learning

We are continually placed in social learning situations. Whether we are continuing education, learning new skills at work, or participating in a club, learning often takes place in social settings. By fully understanding the process of social learning, it is possible to enhance both social and learning skills to reap the full benefits of any social learning situation.

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, it occurs more easily and rapidly. At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Define and use social learning.
  • Identify social learning tools.
  • Manipulate group dynamics and culture.
  • Craft and lead role play scenarios.
  • Practice being a role model.
  • Understand modeling and observation.

Setting the Right Group Dynamic (I)

  • Communicating
  • Collaborating
  • Sharing of Best Practices
  • Refining Ideas
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Setting the Right Group Dynamic (II)

  • Diversity Builds Knowledge
  • Social Interactions
  • People Are Different
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Develop a Social Learning Culture at Work (I)

  • Making the Connection
  • Tagging Star Employees
  • Recognizing Teaching Moments
  • Culture of Questioning
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Develop a Social Learning Culture at Work (II)

  • Safe to Share Environment
  • Instilling a Passion for Learning
  • Instill a Sense of Sharing
  • Learning in the Social Unit
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Develop a Culture of Social Learning at Work (III)

  • Remove Fear of Feedback or Criticism
  • Creating a Social Unit
  • Imitation and Modeling
  • Empowering Learners
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Role Playing(I)

  • Identify Work Related Scenarios
  • Add Variables
  • Assign Roles
  • Prepare Role-Players
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Role Playing (II)

  • Act It Out
  • Debrief
  • Mirror Good Examples
  • General Role Playing Tips
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Utilizing the Right Tools (I)

  • Mentoring
  • Social Media
  • Critical Thinking
  • Gamification
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Utilizing the Right Tools (II)

  • Relevant Resources Selection
  • Job Shadowing
  • Knowledge Management
  • Social Facilitation
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
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