What is Learning?

The Mindboost experts have been thinking recently about the word ‘learning’, what does it mean and how we all learn and access opportunities and information to continuously develop ourselves.

What does development look like?

At Mindboost we take learning and development seriously, which is why we also partner with a global leader in skills development, City & Guilds.

The question was, ‘What is Learning?’. Well, our monsters seem to think it is pervasive, that is, it is everywhere and happens all the time. We just don’t consider it to be ‘Learning’. We generally seem to just put it down to a new experience or an “I did not know that” moment. How many times have you said “everyday is a school day”?

How does learning happen?

So, knowledge happens in many different ways now, from experience, communication, observation, googling, the list is endless and most people would never consider that they have learnt something new, rather they just found out something new today.

But this then leads us to ask how much of this information is retained? If it’s not retained have we actually learnt anything rather than just experience a change in our routine?

Monster thoughts

Our Monsters, have lots on these magic thought moments and don’t really have any answer they just love a good ponder about the concept and no doubt they will revisit the topic in a further blog. For now they are content with thinking and offering some great knowledge from Mindboost.

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Caleb Foster Digital Learning Geek
After gaining more than 20 years of experience in operational excellence in the hospitality and digital learning sectors, Caleb wanted to rid the world of dull ‘click next’ and ineffective elearning and solve the epidemic of uninspiring digital learning. Mindboost began back in 2016, when Caleb, saw a huge opportunity to create better quality digital learning content that connects with learners emotionally to encourage a desire to learn more. Caleb realised there was a lack of true understanding of an organisation’s culture and inner-working when learning providers were presented with a request from a client. So, the Mindboost team get under the cover of an organisation’s performance need and ultimately look to connect with learners emotionally. When a learner is connected emotionally, they tend to start believing in a change, this then generates a feeling and makes a greater impact within the organisation than just conveying information.