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Cultivating the Learning Mindset

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This was presented at Lean Kanban Central Europe 2015 (#LKCE15) and focused on how we develop a learning mindset, how adult learners learn in order to promote a growth mindset, and how to influence employees towards a learning mindset.

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Cultivating the Learning Mindset

  1. 1. @MHWILLEKE | CULTIVATING THE LEARNING MINDSET Cultivating the Learning Mindset MARIAN WILLEKE, PHD MHWILLEKE.COM /IN/MARIANWILLEKE @MHWILLEKE LEAN KANBAN CENTRAL EUROPE 2015 #LKCE15
  2. 2. @MHWILLEKE | CULTIVATING THE LEARNING MINDSET Cognitive Learning  MEASURABLE  “FROM THE NECK UP”
  3. 3. @MHWILLEKE | CULTIVATING THE LEARNING MINDSET Affective Learning  PERSONAL AWARENES  CONNECTION TO PERSONAL VALUE SYSTEM
  4. 4. @MHWILLEKE | CULTIVATING THE LEARNING MINDSET Our Questions Today What motivates a learning mindset? How do adults learn effectively? How do we, as managers, influence a learning mindset?
  5. 5. @MHWILLEKE | CULTIVATING THE LEARNING MINDSET Growth Mindset What is mindset, anyway? The perception of control over intellect that determines how to handle: Threat Self-evaluation Performance DWECK, 2007 | JOHNSON & STAPEL, 2010
  6. 6. @MHWILLEKE | CULTIVATING THE LEARNING MINDSET GROWTH MINDSET CHALLENGE PERSISTENCE MASTERY LEARNING
  7. 7. @MHWILLEKE | CULTIVATING THE LEARNING MINDSET GROWTH MINDSET FIXED MINDSET Avoiding Challenge Embracing Challenge CHALLENGE PERSISTENCE Give Up Challenged by Setbacks MASTERY Efforts are Pointless Efforts are a Journey
  8. 8. @MHWILLEKE | CULTIVATING THE LEARNING MINDSET GROWTH MINDSET FIXED MINDSET Dismiss Criticism Embrace Criticism LEARNING SUB-CONSTRUCTS Insecure by Others’ Success Pleased by Others’ Success Threatened by Others Inspired by Others
  9. 9. @MHWILLEKE | CULTIVATING THE LEARNING MINDSET Catalyst: Whole Person Learning  Cognitive Learning Domain BLOOM, 1956  Affective Learning Domain KRATHWOHL, BLOOM, & MASIA, 1973 Affective learning has been found as a predictor to attitude and motivation.
  10. 10. @MHWILLEKE | CULTIVATING THE LEARNING MINDSET Cognitive Learning Domain Simple recall Explain in own words Perform task Deconstruct elements of system Critique based on experience and theory Add to existing knowledge
  11. 11. @MHWILLEKE | CULTIVATING THE LEARNING MINDSET Affective Learning Domain Present and Listening Actively Participates Believes Strongly Organise Values into Personal Value System Value System Influences Others
  12. 12. @MHWILLEKE | CULTIVATING THE LEARNING MINDSET Individuation  Metaphors and stories vs literal analysis provides emotional connection.  The emotional connection creates paths for resolution of issues.  Free writing, journaling, and symbol images helps pattern discovery individually and as groups. A Path to Transformation Through Understanding One’s Self JUNG, 1969
  13. 13. @MHWILLEKE | CULTIVATING THE LEARNING MINDSET Felt Encounter Framework  Approach a learning encounter as a verb instead of a noun.  Facilitate with the understanding that individuals will have a unique way of knowing something that is equally valid to a different way.  Distinguish between emotion and feeling in the learning.  Feeling: detecting what you feel through inputs  Emotion: determining what the feelings mean Designing Learning Experiences to Include Affect HERON, 1992
  14. 14. @MHWILLEKE | CULTIVATING THE LEARNING MINDSET Authenticity Model  Maintain strong personal self-awareness.  Be aware of the differences and preferences of the individuals in your audience.  Develop unique relationship between each individual and yourself.  Be aware of constraints.  Engage in reflection. Fostering Authentic Relationships CRANTON, 2006
  15. 15. @MHWILLEKE | CULTIVATING THE LEARNING MINDSET Promoting Growth Mindset ANDRAGOGICAL FRAMEWORK LEARNING PROCESS LEARNING THEORY Transformative Experiential
  16. 16. @MHWILLEKE | CULTIVATING THE LEARNING MINDSET Movement from dependency to self- directed Applies experience to learning Learning readiness connects to social roles Problem centered (vs subject centered) Internal motivations are more effective Knowing the “why” is essential Andragogy Framework KNOWLES, 1980
  17. 17. @MHWILLEKE | CULTIVATING THE LEARNING MINDSET ILLERIS, 2003 ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY FUNCTIONALITY SENSIBILITY SOCIALITY Meaning ability Mental balance Integration Acquisition Interaction Learning Process
  18. 18. @MHWILLEKE | CULTIVATING THE LEARNING MINDSET MEZIROW, 2001 DESCRIPTION What happened?  Context  Roles played by you and others FEELINGS What were you thinking and feeling at the time? How have those feelings changed? EVALUATION What was good and bad about the experience? Make a judgement. ANALYSIS What sense can you make of the situation?  Explore details & the ‘why’ of your judgements.  What challenged you? TEXT How do class readings and lectures relate to your understanding of the incident? CONCLUSION What did you learn? What else could you have done? Asses the impact on you and on your future actions. REFLECTIVE CYCLE Transformative Learning
  19. 19. @MHWILLEKE | CULTIVATING THE LEARNING MINDSET ACT Concrete Experience Facts (What Happened?) Theory of Action CONCEPTUALIZE Abstract Conceptualization Findings (Why Did This Happen?) Revise Theory REFLECT Reflective Observation Feelings (What Did I Experience?) Asses Behavior & Consequences APPLY Active Experimentation Futures (What Will I Do?) Implement Revised Theory DAVID KOLB ROGER GREENAWAY CHRIS ARGYRIS & DONALD SCHÖN COMPILED BY ANDREA CORNEY www.edbatista.com/2007/10/experiential.html Learning Cycles
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  21. 21. @MHWILLEKE | CULTIVATING THE LEARNING MINDSET EXCITERS COMFORTS CHALLENGES FEARS @ERWILLEKE Understand Your People Individuals are shaped by their backgrounds and experiences. Cherish it.
  22. 22. @MHWILLEKE | CULTIVATING THE LEARNING MINDSET There are no tradeoffs – the managers job is to:  Empower your people to make the decisions  Facilitate the decision making process when they are afraid  Let them fail  Change the context to ensure their success How do I manage the constraints between learning and work? Managing these constraints is a perception of making tradeoffs
  23. 23. @MHWILLEKE | CULTIVATING THE LEARNING MINDSET Building a Learning Mindset Space  Propel the growth mindset  Connect to each individual authentically  Understand how adults learn  Demonstrate vulnerability in your own journey to self-actualisation
  24. 24. @MHWILLEKE | CULTIVATING THE LEARNING MINDSET Your Action…. Pick one thing. Do it. Reflect on your success of doing it in 6 months. Ask yourself:  Am I more aware?  Do I have more empathy?
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