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Learning By Thinking: How Reflection Improves Performance — HBS Working Knowledge

Learning By Thinking: How Reflection Improves Performance — HBS Working Knowledge | Love Learning | Scoop.it

Knowledge plays an important role in the productivity and prosperity of economies, organizations, and individuals. Even so, research on learning has primarily focused on the role of doing (experience) in fostering progress over time. To compare the effectiveness of different sources of learning, the authors take a micro approach and study learning at the individual level.

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"We do not learn from experience ... we learn from reflecting on experience." Key concepts include:

  • Learning from direct experience can be more effective if coupled with reflection-that is, the intentional attempt to synthesize, abstract, and articulate the key lessons taught by experience.
  • Reflecting on what has been learned makes experience more productive.
  • Reflection builds one's confidence in the ability to achieve a goal (i.e., self-efficacy), which in turn translates into higher rates of learning
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How to Reflect on 2012 and Set Yourself Up for Success in 2013 - Lifehack

How to Reflect on 2012 and Set Yourself Up for Success in 2013 - Lifehack | Love Learning | Scoop.it
If you want to know how to reflect on 2012 and set yourself up for success in 2013, then there are some simple steps that you can follow to make this happen
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Reflection is massively under rated as a way of learning. It's hard to find time and space to do this. Some of us may even feel uncomfortable telling our colleagues, or manager, that we're taking half an hour to reflect on something. But this is vital, it's often how and when we come up with the  insights we need to find the right way forward.


So before you set goals for this year, before you have your appraisal, take some time to reflect on last year. Here are some good prompts to get you going.

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Best Productivity Method?

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Booking some time at the end of the day, or every week to review what's been done and what's next on the agenda can go a long way towards helping get control over your to-do.


Reflection is powerful and essential if you want to improve anything.

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Keep a Work Diary - Management Tip of the Day - January 10, 2013 - Harvard Business Review

Keep a Work Diary - Management Tip of the Day - January 10, 2013 - Harvard Business Review | Love Learning | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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Personal reflection is probably the most underated, underused way of learning and yet it's probably the most effective and cost effective method for improving performance. No fancy theories or tools, just make some time to sit and think about what you did.

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The future belongs to those who take charge of their own learning « Learning in the Social Workplace

The future belongs to those who take charge of their own learning « Learning in the Social Workplace | Love Learning | Scoop.it

"Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and take a look around once in a while, you might miss it" Ferris Bueller said that back in the 80's.


Today it's truer than ever.


In this article Jane Hart makes the case for making conscious time each week to reflect on what you are doing, what you have learned, how you are progressing towards your goals and starting a personal learning portfolio to evidence this.


"I'm too busy" is not a valid excuse anymore. Book time into your schedule each week. Find a quiet place and actually think about what you have done in the past week and how you could improve, then think about how you can learn from that and use it to improve next week, next month, next year. 


Continuous professional development should not be a chore. It's your future - own it.

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