Organisations today operate in a fascinating world where change is constant, fast and continues to accelerate. It is the combination of evolving developments such as technological advancements, globalisation and new ways of communicating through multimedia technologies that drive us to reorganise how we live, how we work, how we create value, and how we learn. These developments call for a Learning & Development policy and practice that supports professionals to be or become successful in this fascinating changing world. In other words: one of the core goals of Learning & Development is to support sustainable employability.
Creating Impact through Future Learning introduces a model for High Impact Learning that Lasts (HILL) that is very much in synch with the demands of an agile organisation. The HILL model is about the learning of young adults, professionals, and experts. It is about the many possibilities to inspire and to support adults in their continuous learning and development process, aiming to create value for today’s and tomorrow’s society. It is about how designers of learning programmes – be it L&D officers or teachers in vocational and higher education preparing adults for professional life – can take a step forward to build the future of learning. A new mindset is needed to create a real impact.
Table of Contents
List of Figures, Chapter 1. THE FUTURE OF LEARNING - INTRODUCTION, High Impact Learning that Lasts, Recent Developments in the Learning Society, The Labour Market and Generic Competences, Using Information Technology, The Crossroad Where We Are Now, How New is our Current View on Learning? The Way to High Impact Learning that Lasts (HILL). Chapter 2. AN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE HILL–MODEL: HIGH IMPACT LEARNING THAT LASTS, The Core of the HILL Model, A One Sentence Explanation of Learning in 2040, How to Read the Model / How Does it Look? In What Ways is the HILL Model Relevant to You? Chapter 3. SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND OF HILL, Building Block 1: Urgency, Gap, Problem, Building Block 2: Learner Agency, Building Block 3: Collaboration and Coaching, Building Block 4: Hybrid Learning, Building Block 5: Action and Knowledge Sharing, Building Block 6: Flexibility – Formal and Informal Learning, Building Block 7: Assessment-As-Learning, Chapter 4. THE HILL-MODEL IN PRACTICE: TIPS AND GUIDELINES, Urgency, Gap, Problem, Learner Agency, Collaboration & Coaching, Hybrid Learning, Action & Knowledge Sharing, Flexibility – Formal & Informal Learning, Assessment As Learning, Chapter 5. WHY CAN THEY DO WHAT WE CANNOT? TEN SECRETS OF FUTURE LEARNING IN TOP TRAINING PROGRAMMES, 10 Key Boosters, Reaching these 10 Goals in your Organisation, Chapter 6. APPLICATIONS OF HIGH IMPACT LEARNING THAT LASTS, Case 1: Scientor N.V. & Scientor Academy: An Application Of High Impact Learning That Lasts, Case 2: How To Support Lifelong Learning That Is On-Demand And Just-In-Time? A Case From The Technology Sector, REFERENCES, Index
Filip Dochy is Professor of Corporate Learning & Development in organisations and education at the University of Leuven, Belgium. His research focusses on Learning & Development in organisational and professional education, learning and working in teams, virtual teams, competence-based learning, team-coaching, and the practical implementation of HILL
Mien Segers is Professor of Corporate Learning at the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, the Netherlands. Her research focusses on addressing workplace learning, aiming to provide insights on antecedents, determinants as well as effects in terms of employability and Innovative Work Behaviour.
"This book by Filip Dochy and Mien Segers is a real eye-opener for professionals involved in corporate and vocational learning, be it as policy makers, program designers, teachers, or trainers. In contrast to previous traditional approaches, the HILL-model is strongly founded in recently advanced multidisciplinary research on learning and development. This innovative perspective on education opens multiple possibilities for designing more efficient methods (such as team, hybrid learning, …) that involve a major shift by placing the agency of learning and developmental activities in the hands of the learners themselves. Whereas the HILL-model of focuses on corporate and vocational training, its basic ideas and practices are also relevant and applicable in other educational settings. A major domain in this respect is for example the teacher education." - Em. prof. dr. Erik De Corte, University of Leuven, Belgium
" Creating Impact Through Future Learning is a very much needed book on effective high-quality learning in today’s working life. It addresses the key question of how can training programmes help people to learn effectively in a constantly changing world.
The book introduces a new model of learning ‘HILL’ (High Impact Learning that Lasts). The HILL model helps learners work and learn in teams, to give and receive feedback, to practice and develop communication and interpersonal skills, to be critical and to search for accurate and reliable information in order to solve new problems, and to develop self-responsibility. The HILL model supports adult learners and professionals in their continuous learning processes and helps then to be prepared for tomorrow’s working life. The HILL model has a solid scientific foundation. It is based on researchers’ current understanding of key elements of high-quality learning. Furthermore, this book is based on its authors’ extensive research on learning in different context, in particular in the working life.
Even though the book has a strong scientific underpinning and is written by two scholars, it is very well written and motivates professionals to develop themselves. Furthermore, the book gives directions of how to create effective training programmes to both professional education and corporate training. " - Sari Lindblom, Professor of Higher Education, University of Helsinki