We are continually placed in social learning situations. Whether we are continuing education, learning new skills at work, or participating in a club; learning often takes place in social settings. By fully understanding the process, it is possible to enhance both social and learning skills to reap the full benefits of any social learning situation.
Setting the Right Group Dynamic
Most people belong to groups. Groups may be formal, such as work groups, or informal, like book clubs. The success of any group depends on its dynamic. Group dynamics are how the members of the group interact. Leaders have a responsibility to establish a strong foundation in groups. Setting the right dynamics in communication, collaboration, and sharing, will improve the success of the group and enhance the learning process.
No group can be effective without constant and effective communication. It is essential that all members of the group understand this concept. The methods of communication will vary with each social group. Some large groups will require more centralized communication than other groups do. Many smaller groups benefit from open communication. This allows all members to actively communicate and share ideas, which encourages creativity and builds teams.
Open Communication Strategies:
- Be positive and respectful
- Be open and honest
- Adjust your communication style for a diverse group
- Give feedback immediately, especially when in a leadership role
Social Learning is an effective way to train your employees through modeling positive behaviors. It is a great way to promote cohesion and involvement as it builds a culture of learning. You will learn the best way to conduct role plays, share best practices, and provide constant and immediate feedback.
With this course, you will be creating learning communities that benefit every aspect of your organization. Youi will learn new behaviors through observation and modeling and be instilled with a passion for learning.
- Define and use social learning.
- Identify needed tools.
- Manipulate group dynamics and culture.
- Craft and lead role-play scenarios.
- Practice being a role model.
- Understand modeling and observation.
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