Laura Shubilla, Competency Works, July 18, 2012
"But low and behold this time the journey was different and something funny happened on the way to “adult development.” For the first time in years, I reconnected with myself as an adult learner. Not the kind of adult learner who was trying to learn something to either be in compliance or to improve the various metrics on which I was being evaluated, but as an adult learner who had my own interests and passions, anxieties and questions. I was asked to actually be curious, to better understand myself, and to pursue new ways of learning that often stretched me beyond my comfort zone and towards my learning edge.
"About half way through this process, it hit me – why have we stopped thinking of adults as learners and what would it look like to create a fractal-like system where the learning of adults actually increases and enhances one’s own ability to understand new ways of learning that then results in better support for students?"