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How to get Practical Application of Theory Learnt

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Roodnick Feb 8, 2013. 11 Replies

I work extensively in the business skills development sector as a trainer/facilitator. a huge problem that recurs is that the level of application of theory learnt after the learning phase is very…Continue

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Carl Roodnick replied to Trevor Wyborn's discussion How to get Practical Application of Theory Learnt
"There are ample Learning Transfer strategies and useful Toolkits that can be customised to facilitate the transfer of learning to the workplace. My attached file, LearningTransfer refers. Use it or lose it!"
Feb 8, 2013
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Feb 8, 2013
Elze Ollerenshaw replied to Trevor Wyborn's discussion How to get Practical Application of Theory Learnt
" Anyone that is familiar with Peter Carruthers newsletters and Business Warriors, his support website for many South African entrepreneurs, will tell you that the learning of the entrepreneur never stops. Every year Peter offers mentor ship to…"
Feb 8, 2013
Jean Lohbauer replied to Trevor Wyborn's discussion How to get Practical Application of Theory Learnt
"I am surprised that so many agree that the mentoring angle is crucial, and that it is not reinforced more. Are we spending too much time chasing the 'Buck'? I have seen this applied in Germany and Austria on contract, and it works! And we…"
Feb 7, 2013
Trevor Wyborn replied to Trevor Wyborn's discussion How to get Practical Application of Theory Learnt
"Perhaps our authorities should take a look at the formal mentorship programmes that are applied around the world. Much like the old apprenticeship where a formal tripartate agreement was enforced between employee, employer and the state with the…"
Feb 6, 2013
Charles Dey replied to Trevor Wyborn's discussion How to get Practical Application of Theory Learnt
" Zerelda raises a very importnat point. In my view employers take the view that "If, I've paid for the course then it's up to the provider to do everything. After all these years of outcomes based learning, we still have no…"
Feb 6, 2013

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Zerelde Uys replied to Trevor Wyborn's discussion How to get Practical Application of Theory Learnt
"I think that Jean touches on the possible solution - the importance of a mentor. Especially in learning the skills of entrepreneurship, the opportunity to try out ideas and various forms of applying in particular circumstances, should be…"
Feb 6, 2013
Jean Lohbauer replied to Trevor Wyborn's discussion How to get Practical Application of Theory Learnt
"My opinion, it's all about an applied approach. Most skills programmes are written with a question mark being placed on the practical application, and I am sure you all will agree this runs far short of being adequate. Having a skilled mentor…"
Feb 6, 2013
Charles Dey left a comment for Trevor Wyborn
"Hi Trevor, Thanks for the invitation, I'm based in Jhb, All the best, Charles"
Feb 6, 2013
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Des Squire replied to Trevor Wyborn's discussion How to get Practical Application of Theory Learnt
"The majority of unit standard based programmes with which I am familiar require a certain degree or practical application of skills learned as an inegral component of the assessment. Most unit standards will have statement such as "must be…"
Feb 5, 2013
Trevor Wyborn replied to Trevor Wyborn's discussion How to get Practical Application of Theory Learnt
"You are 100% correct, however the effort put into teaching of entrepreneurship and business skills is declining in the formal school education sector and is being taken up as part of the enterprise development leg of  BEE. I have been using a…"
Feb 5, 2013
Charles Dey replied to Trevor Wyborn's discussion How to get Practical Application of Theory Learnt
"This is a very interesting thought. To my mind the training of entrepreneurship should be the number one priority in our country because it is the SMME sector which is going to create the jobs, not big corporates (mines, banks, construction…"
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sylvia hammond replied to Trevor Wyborn's discussion How to get Practical Application of Theory Learnt
"Thanks for raising a discussion that questions the bridge from the world of learning and skills development into the real world of business.  I worked for a time in a company where the owners continually read the latest management theory…"
Feb 4, 2013

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Business Skills and Entrepreneurship Educator. Use Business Simulation to practically apply theory learnt.
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At 2:07 on February 6, 2013, Charles Dey said…

Hi Trevor,

Thanks for the invitation, I'm based in Jhb,

All the best,

Charles

 
 
 

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