So, I’ve been away from blogging for quite awhile … but that doesn’t mean I’ve been completely out of the loop. But what with illness, family commitments, lots of volunteering opportunities and good ol’ work … it’s been a most busy time for me – too busy, actually.
Anyway … December’s Big Question of the Month is: What did you learn about learning?
Hmmmm … For me this year has been a gut realization that I did not learn from my successes … rather, my learning – particularly that which has stayed with me and shaped both the way I think and act – is that I learn much more from my failures and mistakes. And I’ve had a few doozies this year!
So, I could easily say that this was a year full of learning for me.
And nearly all of the learning was informal … oh, sure I took some “real” training (some formal training by way of WBT), but I’d characterize those more as “being exposed to the information” and not like the learning I received from making those boo-boos throughout the year.
Learning from failure sure appeals to the gamer in me … and yet I’m left scratching my head as to what this bodes for the like of me and other ISDers whose job is to design/develop some of the formal stuff that is inflicted on folks.