5CSL Development of Collective and Social Learning and Examples of Collective and Social Learning in the Workplace


Collective and social learning is inclusive of all stakeholders in an organisation context have developed to included active engagement in an active collaboration, observation and active interactions with others.

In regard to social learning, the process has developed from face to face discussions in the learning environment to the modern interaction within the social media and blogs facilitating active engagement in learning. According to Reed et al. (2010), in this basic level, the social learning would assist individuals in becoming more informed, gaining a broader perspective and being best positioned in making improved decisions through active engagement with others. After a series of its development, the collective learning is not just an aspect of knowledge development but as a learning process inclusive of adoption of social media and other platforms that aid a successful learning process. Also, social media should not be a mere capacity of expressing themselves in a group of opt-in friends. The modern social learning process has consistently developed to currently engage in integrating the different social media tools with a significant shift in the corporate culture, a shift encouraging a progressive knowledge transfer and connection with individuals making a learning process successful.

For the collective learning, it has developed to its modern practice of fostering connections. This is by ensuring that there is an improved conversation with peers, customers, and different partners as they engage in solving issues of the day. To affirm this, Anderson et al. (2014) pointed out that the modern collective learning through different interactions is a critical component of promoting the different levels of business innovations which was not in place in the past. Additionally, continuous improvement and delighting clients in a workplace demand a culture of collective learning as there is a need of creating a collective intelligence. This can be achieved by attaining a fresh order of business demanding the learning ecologies which is identified as workspaces making it easier and enjoyable for individuals in learning and identifying the areas of improvement through collaboration knowledge sharing. Therefore, as a strategy of implementing the collective learning, the best approach would be for the business leaders to engage in shaping their learning cultures, social networks, collaborative engagements, the flow of information, content management, just-in-time performance support, client feedback mechanisms and structures for consistent improvement.

The effective collective and social learning can be inclusive of the following strategies;

Fostering Connections- activities involving active observation and replication of their behaviours. This can be actively implemented

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