Learning

by Melanie Greene

Planning and learning logs

Planning and/or learning logs can assist you in completing the learning cycle. You can use them in a number of different ways:

  • Before or after important activities (such as an important presentation, a meeting, carrying out an appraisal and so on)
  • When you have faced a particular challenge and you want to make sure that you learn from it so that you can handle such a situation well in the future
  • When you have made a mistake and you want to make sure that you learn from it and don’t make it again
  • When you have had a success and want to learn from it so you can repeat it in the future.

Sample logs

These logs are also available in Word format.

Planning log

Forthcoming learning opportunity or activity: Date:
What will this involve? (Reflector)
What have I learned from the past that I can put into practice here? (Theorist)
How can I apply what I have learned? What am I going to do? (Pragmatist)
What might stop me from doing this? What can I do to overcome these blocks? (Activist)

Learning log

Learning opportunity: Date:
What happened? (Reflector)
What have I learned? (Theorist)
How can I apply what I have learned? (Pragmatist)
What might stop me from doing this? What can I do to overcome these blocks? (Activist)
When and where am I going to use what I have learned? (Activist)