This portion of TLO's 21sg Century Learning Resources site is designed to profile practitioners who are using what they know about this century’s new approaches to learning. It will highlight leading practitioners who can help you to better understand how to think about the complex nature of personal learning, especially those efforts that have to do with the development of new mindsets and more complex orders of consciousness. It will feature practitioners who know how to help individuals enhance their awareness of the presence and power of their implicit habits of mind. Finally, it will feature practitioners working in the real world who encourage their clients to apply progressive frameworks, including neurobiological principles, tenets, and practices in their efforts to expand and strengthen the personal habits of mind and modes of thinking of those with whom their working..
At Transformational Learning Opportunities, we believe that, by itself, a formal classroom education is never enough. High school diplomas, college degrees, and third-party training certificates are necessary stepping stones. They’re the first step. However, by themselves educational programs, no matter how advanced, can never guarantee that you will successfully transform what you’ve learned into the new modes of thinking and new behavioral skills you need to thrive in today's world. In addition to your formal educational degrees, anyone interested in personal growth and development needs to know how to transform their new knowledge into the new real-world skills.
In today’s world, each of us needs to know how to design and implement learning journeys that accomplish one of three key results;
Improving the essential skills we already have,
Developing the new skills we need to succeed at work and in our lives, and
Reframing the outdated modes of thinking we’re clinging to so that we can respond more effectively to today's challenges and opportunities.
If we’re going to actually and truly develop our abilities to respond to and cope with the challenges and opportunities that our lives are confronting us with, then we’re going to need to know how to combine what we learn in formal classroom settings with what we learn in our real lives. Simply put, there are “Front-End” and “Back-End” elements to real 21st Century learning that we need to master. TLO believe this means that we all would be well-served if we mastered this learning equation.
"Formal Education + Self-Directed Learning = Successful Personal and Professional Development"