ERIC Number: ED375329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Global Trend in Education: Shifting from a Teaching-Focus to a Learning-Focus.
Montgomery, Joel R.
Today a global shift in education is taking place, moving from a teaching focus to a learning focus. The new vision of education centers on the learner and how teachers can assist the learner in mastering needed competencies and processes required for success in the workplace and in life. This vision looks at the learner as a decision maker, choosing from among available tools and resources to create what is needed for the task at hand. Andersen Consulting Education is focusing on the development of enriched learning environments that support mastery of process as well as technical skills and competencies by groups of learners and that make appropriate use of technology. The consequence of this focus shift at Andersen Consulting Education is an emphasis on the learning needed by the learner and on ways to facilitate learner acquisition and application of that learning in a context identical with or parallel to what they would experience on the job. The learners are exposed to experts in the field and via computer, while the faculty act as coaches or facilitators. The model that can be applied to this type of learning is the M-Model, This model looks at learning as a dynamic process that includes inputs, a transforming process, outputs, and a feedback loop. Six learning approaches are gaining popularity in the business world, each one emphasizing the importance of learning from experience. Andersen Consulting Education has learned 10 specific things from the implementation of the goal-based learning approach for a year. This knowledge can help learners think reflectively on their experiences and become more effective teachers themselves by putting goal-based learning into place. (Contains 12 references.) (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Experiential Learning Conference (Washington, DC, November 9-12, 1994).