“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.” [Henry Ford]
Learning to learn is the ability to pursue and persist in learning, to organize one’s own learning, including trough effective management of time and information, both individually and in group s. This competence includes awareness of one’s learning process and needs, identifying available opportunities, and the ability to overcome obstacles in order to learn successfully. This competence means gaining, processing and assimilating new knowledge and skills as well as seeking and making use of guidance. Learning to learn engages learners to build on prior learning and life experiences in order to use and apply knowledge and skills in a variety of contexts: at home, at work, in education and training . Motivation and confidence are crucial to an individual’s competence.
We introduce three tools that support trainers to help learners to develop their learning skills. These three different components build a coherent programme but can nevertheless be used separate from each other. The three components try to make the learners find answers to the following questions: Who am I? How can I learn? Where am I? Who am I?
In order to learn adequately, learners should know some essential things about themselves: their strengths, their challenges, their personal and/or professional goal(s).