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Adult Learning

List the combination of principles and learner characteristics for adult learning

• Relevance - need to know the reason for learning
something
• Experience - provides the basis for learning activities
including error
• Responsible - need to be responsible for their own
education
• Involved - be involved in the creation of it
• Immediacy - most interested in learning those things
having immediate relevance to them
• Problem-centred - adult learning is problem-centered
rather than content-oriented
• Internal motivation - respond better to internal vs
external motivators

2

Self-directed Learning (SDL) - Definition 1: A process

What are the 4 steps that SDL process involves?

• Identifying a learning need
• Selecting a learning experience
• Locating resources
• Evaluating learning

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SDL - Definition 2: Characteristics of the learner

List the 6 characteristics of the SDL:

• Places learning activities within a social context
• Cites other people as the most important resource
• Creates a learning network of peers
• Reports that random, incidental events are significant
triggers of learning paths
• Contradicts traditional learning paths
• Emphasizes passion for learning

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Professional Learning at Work

What are the 3 learning objectives (central to the experience of professionals):

• Learning from mistakes
• Learning through everyday work, interactions with
patients, their families, conditions, or circumstances
• Producing knowledge about (inter)professional roles,
and hierarchies

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Learning for a New Roles - hospital pharmacy managers

Since the PM noted that their structured learning did not prepare them for their new role, how did the PM learn to prepare/perform the role?

1. PM learned through ‘experience’
• Mistakes – unplanned or vicarious discovery
• Experience – planned or unplanned discovery
• Conflict – real and perceived

2. PM noted the importance of reflection
- thinking about their work experiences

3. Social aspects of learning were prominent
- discussing experiences with & having support of
team members

4. Their learning had an affective component

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What are Alberta pharmacists preferred ways of learning? (6)

More preferred the following 4 ways:
• At work with peers and teams
• With peers, face to face events
• Teaching in practice / precepting students
• With a mentor

• In a course, blended/online
• In a course, online

7

What is formal learning?

Formal learning programs are structured and are typically institutionally sponsored and involve:
• Repeated interactions
• Expert facilitated, research informed
• Outcomes, objectives
• Learning activities
• Feedback
• Exams and assignments

8

Do you receive anything after completing formal learning programs?

• Degree program
• Professional development, continuing education
course
• Certificate
• Residency
• Fellowship

9

Characteristics of informal learning?

• Intentional
• Not highly structured
• Controlled by learner
• Reflection on the experience
• Workplace
• May involve:
- SDL
- Networking
- Coaching
- Mentoring

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Characteristics of Incidental Learning?

• Not intentional
• Byproduct of someone else’s action
• Reflection on the experience
- Observation
- Interpersonal interaction
- Vicarious

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____ Learning : Presence of Action (intentional) +
Presence of Reflection (conscious)

____ Learning : Presence of Action (intentional) +
Absence of Reflection

____ Learning : Absence of Action +
Presence of Reflection (conscious)

____ Learning : Absence of Action +
Absence of Reflection

Informal Learning

Formal Learning

Incidental Learning

Non-Learning