London UK 2025

Dates and Venue

23 - 24 April 2025 | ExCeL London

17 - 18 April 2024 | ExCeL London

T5S1 - Self-directed learning


T5S1 - Self-directed learning

Wednesday 17 April 2024
Conference Theatre 5
AI, data and analytics , Future L&D , Learning experience design
In an era where technology reshapes our approach to work and learning, this session casts a spotlight on self-driven learning. It underscores the vital role of Learning & Development in fostering an environment where self-initiative and collaboration blend seamlessly. The aim: to support self-driven learners and a culture of learning which does not require L&D’s intervention.

Igniting self-driven learning

Are we truly tapping into the full potential of people to learn at work? This session re-examines the inherently social nature of learning, starting with exploring fundamental interactions, such as those between children and parents, where learning is fostered through communication, dialogue, and imitation. This exploration is not just theoretical; it's grounded in the practical realities of workplace learning.

How do we put this understanding to use to support learning at work? We’ll look into common real-world examples, like the challenge of knowledge transfer among engineers and the difficulties of identifying and articulating tacit knowledge. L&D has a critical role to play in this process, and of course the ultimate success is when L&D can put in place the structures and supports for self-driven learning and then step away, so that learning continues without the need for intervention.

  • Exploring learning's social and interactive roots
  • Bridging theory with workplace learning realities
  • Insights from case studies of knowledge transfer 
  • Practical strategies for effective knowledge articulation
  • Generational learning: where L&D really succeeds
Hannah Gore, Head of People (EMEA & US) - Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)
Detlef Hold, Head People & Organizational Capabilities - Roche

Learning Technologies Sponsors

Learning Technologies Partners