Use It or Lose It

Use it or lose it! It is not rocket science that this applies to learning.

A recent article (Auckland Herald May 6) quotes Dr Karen Vaughan, senior researcher at the New Zealand Council for Educational Research, speaking at ‘the Industry Training Federation's annual Vocational Education and Training Forum held in Wellington, April 22-23, where she presented findings from her research into the conditions and strategies for making the most of workplace learning.’

Learning is only as good as your opportunities to use it, says Vaughan.

"If you don't get to use it you do lose it. You also get a lot more bang for your buck if you provide opportunities for learners to get together, share their expertise and learn from each other in their everyday work - not through a special add-on but as something that becomes almost part of the culture of your workplace."

For the full article see http://www.nzherald.co.nz/employment/news/article.cfm?c_id=11&objectid=10570537