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Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways That Inspire Innovation and Performance

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  53 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Most learning on the job is informal. This book offers advice on how to support, nurture, and leverage informal learning and helps trainers to go beyond their typical classes and programs in order to widen and deepen heir reach. The author reminds us that we live in a new, radically different, constantly changing, and often distracting workplace. He guides us through the p ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published November 10th 2006 by Pfeiffer
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Mark Rehberg
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great concept with a lot of eyeopeners for me as a trainer in business contexts. It inspired me to invest more brain power in shaping learning environments in all day business areas than to invest too much in great classroom trainings
Robert
Jul 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways That Inspire Innovation and Performance
Jay Cross
Pfeiffer/Wiley

In the Introduction, Cross makes a number of crisp assertions, several of which are certain to generate controversy. For example, "Workers learn more in the coffee room than in the classroom." Rather than take this out of context, I continue the excerpt: "They discover how to do their jobs through informal learning: asking the person in the next cubicle, trial and error, calling t
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Sunny
Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another brilliant business book which I thoroughly enjoyed. The essence of this book as it implies on the tin is about learning and especially informal learning methods although it covered lots of other interesting aspects of ways in which you could learn. It was written in around 2007 but a lot of the learnings you can still take a lot from today. Interesting bits:
• The importance of the network, something that I believe in immensely, was highlighted again and again in this book and the power o
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Sep 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
An informal guide to informal learning

Do people learn best by sitting in a classroom taking notes? Not according to “eLearning” expert Jay Cross. Instead, he says, companies should champion nontraditional, informal learning methods, including: “unconferences,” “unworkshops,” “eLearning,” “Courageous Conversations” and even “grokking” (sci-fi writer Robert A. Heinlein’s term for “instantaneous, holistic recognition” or understanding). Cross says properly presented informal learning programs can
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Josef Kreitmayer
May 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
rally nice one for getting some idea of participatory and informal learning.

I would state Jay Cross as one of the most prominent forerunners of 21st century learning and learning environments.

Good book to get some idea of the field of informal learning.
Laurawade
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A great read! Enjoyed the real life examples and forward thinking on empowering people with the resources conducive for effective learning!
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“Formal learning is like riding a bus: the driver decides where the bus is going; the passengers are along for the ride. Informal learning is like riding a bike: the rider chooses the destination, the speed, and the route.” 5 likes
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