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Clive Shearer
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By Clive Shearer
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December 14, 2011

Management By Design: Be a student in the classroom of life

Special to the Journal

How do you approach learning? Many people attend workshops and expect that the presenters will transfer knowledge to us with minimal participation from ourselves. Some people think that if they did not learn anything, the fault lies with the content, the materials or the instructor.

Real learning demands effort from the student — it is a two-way process. We have to become engaged with the material and with the teacher. By becoming a participant, rather than simply an “attendee,” we at least double our learning potential. It is a willingness to be open, to consider, to listen and to adapt.

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