Managing Your Own Learning

Managing Your Own Learning

Author: James R. Davis

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1576750671

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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Managers and trainers rely on James R. Davis and Adelaide B. Davis' book on training strategies, which the authors now have adapted as a personal self-help guide to learning. Although they touch briefly on underlying learning theories and present examples of learning from diverse academic fields (i.e. psychology, sociology, philosophy and communications), this is primarily a step-by-step manual. It begins with a brief self-assessment, guiding you to examine your strengths and weaknesses and to decide what you want to learn. Then, the authors explain how and when to use each of the seven major approaches to learning: behavioral, cognitive, inquiry, mental models, collaborative, virtual realities and holistic learning. They also suggest the best ways to learn in each category. Their well organized book lists major principles, enumerates rules, and provides a summary of each chapter. getAbstract recommends this individually directed manual to those who wish to make the most of the time they spend absorbing new information.