Event Title

Transferring Learning to Work : Making Learning Real for Natural Resource Leaders and Their Employers

Presenter Information

William Ashton
Ted Needham
Dirk Jaeger

Location

Peavy/Richardson Halls

Event Website

http://uenr.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

Start Date

15-3-2008 2:00 PM

End Date

15-3-2008 2:30 PM

Description

Investing in leadership development for natural resource professionals increasingly means linking learning for participants to performance for their employer. We were challenged to develop meaningful learning outcomes and their assessment, which included making the learning ‘real’ for the participants and their employer. Working collaboratively with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, we combined an outcomes-based approach with problem-based learning in an 8-day Ecological Sustainability Leadership Program for foresters, biologists, and other public service professionals. An important element of the curriculum was the transfer-to-work action plan. For participants, their plan results from reflection, discerning priorities, and making commitments to take action. From the employers view, their action plan encourages and promotes explicit transfer of learning outcomes to work. From an educator’s perspective, their plan allows assessment of the suitability of the learning outcomes and our success in helping participants acquire them. Our presentation provides an overview of this leadership program, key elements of curriculum design, along with assessment, giving particular attention to the transfer to work online tools.

Comments

Session #12: Partnering with Agencies / P & T Strategies. Presentation for 7th Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources, March 13-15, 2008, Corvallis, Oregon. Featured in the ScholarsArchive@OSU in Oregon State University. Suggested Citation: Ashton, W., Needham, T. Jaeger, D. 2008. Transferring learning to work : making learning real for natural resource leaders and their employers. UENR 7th Biennial Conference, ScholarsArchive at Oregon State University. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/8150

 
Mar 15th, 2:00 PM Mar 15th, 2:30 PM

Transferring Learning to Work : Making Learning Real for Natural Resource Leaders and Their Employers

Peavy/Richardson Halls

Investing in leadership development for natural resource professionals increasingly means linking learning for participants to performance for their employer. We were challenged to develop meaningful learning outcomes and their assessment, which included making the learning ‘real’ for the participants and their employer. Working collaboratively with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, we combined an outcomes-based approach with problem-based learning in an 8-day Ecological Sustainability Leadership Program for foresters, biologists, and other public service professionals. An important element of the curriculum was the transfer-to-work action plan. For participants, their plan results from reflection, discerning priorities, and making commitments to take action. From the employers view, their action plan encourages and promotes explicit transfer of learning outcomes to work. From an educator’s perspective, their plan allows assessment of the suitability of the learning outcomes and our success in helping participants acquire them. Our presentation provides an overview of this leadership program, key elements of curriculum design, along with assessment, giving particular attention to the transfer to work online tools.

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/7thBiennial/Sessions/42