Agile learning projects - learning in the work process

Shorter innovation cycles require an increasing frequency and intensity with which employees must acquire new competencies. Classic forms such as. However, seminar courses and continuing education programs usually do not fit the individual competence needs precisely enough and are too sluggish for the dynamics of change in companies.

Therefore, the approach of "agile learning" was developed, in which learning takes place in the work process and on the basis of real tasks, supported by learning companions ("coaches").


The goal

Work on real-life tasks: For targeted development of competencies, employees learn not by means of general tasks or case studies from another environment, but by working on real problems from their own field of work.

Agile methods for goal-oriented problem solving: An agile learning project takes place in stages, each of which produces intermediate results. During the stage:

  • the team works on achieving the stage goal;
  • the coaches support this work in terms of content and organization;
  • Intermediate stops take place in which the team presents the status of its work to each other and agrees on how to proceed.

At the end of each stage there is

  • the presentation of results to the client of the learning project;
  • the reflection of the learning task on a professional level;
  • the process reflection between coaches and team;
  • the appointments for the next stage.

Integration in the company: This learning directly on and in real practice has several advantages: The employees learn exactly what they need for their work and what they have learned is directly applicable in everyday life - contents as well as methods. They stay in the work process and are not out of the office for a longer training.


The roles


Company

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