#2 Lifelong Learning
Among libraries, lifelong learning is one of those core values by which we shelve our books. So it makes sense that before we embark on this new online learning and discovery journey that we should take a few minutes to review a few habits that can assist in creating lifelong learners.
In a slideshow,
Lori Reed, outlines the 7 & 1/2 habits of successful learners and describes a useful tool to work out what you need to learn – the Learning Contract.
Here are the habits she mentions:
Habit 1 – Begin with the end in mind
Habit 2 – Accept responsibility for your own learning
Habit 3 – View problems as challenges
Habit 4 – Have confidence in yourself as a competent, effective learner
Habit 5 – Create your own learning toolbox
Habit 6 – Use technology to your advantage
Habit 7 – Teach and mentor others
Habit 7 ½ – PLAY!
1. Watch the slideshow. (Please note, though it refers to them, there is no audio component or Learning Contract attachment.)
2. As you watch, write down which habit among the 7 & 1/2 that is easiest for you and which is hardest. You will use your personal blog (which you will set up next) to post your thoughts about lifelong learning.
Have fun! If you haven’t jumped on board yet, it’s never too late to become a lifelong learner.