How do we learn? It matters. It helps us to be aware of the ways and which we know and practises daily to grow. To perform better and improve ourselves continuously.
At school, the focus is on education: homework to do on our own and with other students. Sometimes discussions are done in the classroom. In the workplace, it is barely the same. The other way to learn is by doing on the job, at the water cooler or a chat during a remote or in-person meeting.
How about reflection? How about reviews? How about keeping up with what’s new and outside the organisation?
I am convinced that:
Education = Learning on our own – going deep on a topic or many ones through courses, programs, books, podcasts, videos, guides, how-to.
Experience = Learning by doing – projects, playing with new tools, approaches, practices.
Exposure = Learning by engaging with teams, networks or communities = Engagement.
The 3Es are supercharged by the 3Rs: Rewind, Reflect, Refresh.
Rewind = Stepping back on thinking, doing and engaging.
Reflect = Stepping back by writing, visualising or capturing by audio or video the insights from learnings.
Refresh = Stepping back by updating the 3Es and 3Rs of our Learning Operating System.