Self-Managed Learning in the Context of Lifelong Learning

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Unit 13 Personal & Professional Development


NatTrainSolns (NTS) a small but influential management training consultancy agency based in City West Industrial Park, Dublin. We deliver professional educational training to both the public and private business sectors. Our mission is to provide targeted training solutions to meet the needs of our clients, operating under the highest ethical standards and treating our stakeholders with respect and acknowledgement for their contributions to the success and furtherance of the company’s mission and goals.

NTS will develop and execute content and training consistent with the most effective trends in self-managed
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As suggested by Abdullah (2008), learners need to connect learning to their knowledge/experience base. To help them do so, our tutors will draw out participants' experience and knowledge which is relevant to the topic, then relate theories and concepts to the participants and recognize the value of experience in learning.

When implementing educational programmes, attention ought to be paid to the fact that older employees may have a low level of motivation for education and that time should be set aside for talking about this (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2006). Each module will begin with debates in the classes regarding general presentation, usage of the knowledge into Teagasc work routine and the learners’ general expectations about the subject. NTS believes this critical thinking of future tasks can be incorporated by the learners in a lifelong basis.

Considering the motivational aspect of evaluation, lower grades can discourage the learner during the learning process. Our focus of assessment at NTS tilts from a vertical or content-based dimension, where the acquired knowledge is compared with an orthodox model of what it is expected to have been learned; to a horizontal or process-based dimension, considering the learner's actions in enquiring, creating, reflecting and evaluating in forums, chats and classes. This approach to assessment encourages the Learner testing against
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