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107 Not All Who Wander Are Lost: Using Inquiry-based Learning to Improve L&D

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Wednesday, April 12

Tracks: Management & Strategy

Learning and development are essential components of today’s modern workforce. Whereas onboarding and vital systems training are mandatory, problem-solving and critical thinking skills may be overlooked. Inquiry-based learning uses a systems thinking approach for analyzing real-world problems, allowing learners to explore in a safe environment. By focusing less on the process and more on the result, creative solutions bubble up and the experience gained by the learners propels them to new levels of confidence.

In this session, you will learn the basic concepts of inquiry-based learning and how to apply a systems thinking approach to your learning and development. Next you will explore real-world case studies that use an inquiry-based approach, and leave with a template of questions to use when evaluating this methodology.

In this session you will learn:

  • How to incorporate an inquiry-based approach to your learning design and delivery
  • Why systems thinking is a natural fit for solving real-world problems
  • How to use these approaches to build confidence in your learners
  • Be able to persuasive advocate and internal champion of these approaches

Technology discussed:

PowerPoint , Captivate

Cally Mervine

Sr. Learning Experience Designer

Northwestern Mutual

Cally Mervine has a 360° worldview of learning and development. With experience in the federal government, higher education, and the private sector, she understands how to integrate learning and performance improvement strategies. She brings a wealth of real-world and practical expertise to the L&D environment. She is a Kirkpatrick Certified Professional – Bronze Level and a doctoral candidate in instructional design leadership. In her present position, she creates learning experiences for a large midwestern company.