Learner Engagement

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This course looks at the different ways of engaging adult learners in the workplace, using a mentoring approach to deliver sustained behaviour change.

During the course, you are going to support Evelyn who is the newly appointed digital technology lead at a medium sized charity. Evelyn is faced with a time management challenge and needs to reconsider her management style if she is going to be able to deliver an organisation-wide digital transformation project.

The course is split across three lessons with each one representing a different stage of the mentoring programme that Evelyn designs. Within each lesson, we ask you a series of questions where you will have some research to do using the links provided. These articles, videoclips and websites are accessed using the “Materials” tab which you will see above the scenario details and also above the assessment questions.

These resources will not hand you the assessment answers immediately. You will need to read and digest them to find the specific pieces of information needed to answer the questions. This will have the effect of cementing the learning in your memory as you use what learning psychologists call “active processing” to understand the materials and extract the information you need. If you get an answer wrong, don’t despair; go back and look again. All the information you need is there to be found. Remember that one or more of the options may be correct for each assessment question. Select as many of the options as you think are applicable.

Course Objective:

To demonstrate how to effectively engage mentees in their professional development programme using numerous learning, motivation and behaviour change theories.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Outline the extent of the skills gaps in digital literacy and leadership within early management positions
  2. Describe the signs of an engaged workforce
  3. Devise mentoring activities that use learning methods that are more engaging and lead to greater memory recall
  4. Apply Knowles’ principles of adult learning within a mentoring context
  5. Incorporate the COM-B behaviour change model when devising mentoring programmes and learning outcomes
  6. How to personalise learning and flip the responsibility for addressing skills gaps