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Learn on your terms
Classroom and lecture-based learning doesn't work for everyone. Many students prefer to guide their own learning and take charge of their development. Decide how long you spend on a topic, what order you learn the concepts, and when you are ready to move forward.
When self-guiding your learning isn't available, students:
Move on to a new topic before they have truly learned it.
Have questions that remain unanswered.
Have a weak understanding of foundational skills.
Stay on a topic longer than they need to after having learned what is needed to move forward.
We aren't abandoning the old way,
we're just working to shorten the learning curve using improvements in technology, training methodologies, and putting the power in our student's hands. Choose how, when, and for how long you learn each day in order to ensure you're focused on the lessons that you need.
Here is how you do it
1. Learn the "rules" that determine proficiency in the skills and build the foundation of knowledge.
2. Practice the rules and concepts that are taught and receive feedback to improve your proficiency.
3. Assess your proficiency in performing each foundational skill in various conditions and correct deficiencies until you are able to perform them without supervision.
4. Have access to the full list of topics to be learned so that you can choose the path to navigate the lessons at your own pace.
You get to choose your commitment
but consistent practice in the foundational skills is what will let you accelerate through more complex scenarios and improve how you operate.
The CP Journal's Practice Section Has
- Exercises (with more being added regularly) where you can practice each behavioral assessment and receive feedback about your performance.
- The information to build your own "textbook" for each concept and component that needs to be learned, practiced, and mastered to become a highly proficient observer and get left of bang.
- Application based exercises to ensure you can perform the task in real-world scenarios.