Unit 24 Understanding the Learning Process



Unit 24:
Understanding the Learning


Process

Unit code:
F/601/1657

QCF level:
5


Credit value:
15






Aim

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to develop understanding of different theories and styles of learning and to apply this to learning strategies within the health and social care workplace.


Unit abstract

The unit investigates the learning process. Learners will explore current theories of learning and relate these to the development of practical skills and the acquisition of knowledge and understanding. The unit provides an understanding of the different ways in which individuals learn and can be supported in the health and social care workplace to develop practice. Learners will draw on their own experience to suggest ways of supporting learning. Learners will investigate individual learning needs and consider how practice in the health and social care workplace can provide support for care workers. They will explore ways of planning learning opportunities and the factors that contribute to successful delivery or learning in the workplace.

This unit is particularly appropriate for those with responsibilities for supporting the learning of others in the workplace, but would be equally useful for practitioners to use as part of their own personal and professional development.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

1       Understand different theories of learning

2       Understand the impact of learning styles on learning by individuals

3       Be able to suggest strategies for delivering and assessing learning in a health and social care workplace

4       Understand how to support the individual learning needs of health and social care workers.















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Unit content



1      Understand different theories of learning

Domains of learning: Bloom’s Taxonomy of learning domains (cognitive, psychomotor, affective)

Theories of learning: behaviourist, gestalt, cognitive, humanistic

Different ways in which learning can occur: learning cycle (Kolb), learning circles (Race); learning through doing, learning through experience; planning, teaching, observing, mentoring, tutoring, demonstration, feedback


2      Understand the impact of learning styles on learning by individuals

Learning style: visual, aural, tactile, kinaesthetic; activist, reflector, pragmatist, theorist Influences: motivation, environment, culture, communication, past experience
Own learning: motivation, responsibilities, experiential, learning from others, learning by doing

3      Be able to suggest strategies for delivering and assessing learning in a health and social care workplace

Factors to be considered: benefits eg for the user of services, team, organisation, individual; quality systems; learning outcomes required; resources available; scheduling; occupational standards; learning styles

Teaching strategies: work-based, through experience; learning in groups, individual learning, classroom-based teaching, mentoring, tutoring, shadowing, demonstration, coaching, online, question and answer, independent learning; one-to-one, groups

Strategies for delivering learning: planning, induction, resources and materials, guidance, personal support, monitoring and review, feedback, Individual Learning Plans, formative assessment, summative assessment

Techniques for assessing learning: testing eg question and answer; observation eg direct, expert witness records; evidence-based eg projects, presentations, artefacts produced; against National Occupational Standards


4      Understand how to support the individual learning needs of health and social care workers

Learning needs: literacy, numeracy, IT, second language, sensory impairment, dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit, time-management

Diagnostic tools: for literacy, numeracy; oral, paper-based, online

Support for individual learning needs: teaching strategies, technical aids, learning materials, planning learning, teaching, assessing, providing feedback, supporting quality assurance







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Learning outcomes and assessment criteria


Learning outcomes
Assessment criteria for pass


On successful completion of
The learner can:


this unit a learner will:










LO1 Understand different

1.1
explain how different domains of learning apply to


theories of learning


learning in health and social care




1.2
explain different ways in which learning can occur in





health and social care workplaces




1.3
analyse how theories of learning relate to the





development of understanding and skills in health and





social care








LO2 Understand the impact of

2.1
explain different factors that can influence the


learning styles on learning by


effectiveness of learning


individuals

2.2
explain concepts of learning style








2.3
assess own preferred learning style




2.4
analyse influences on own learning in relation to





learning theory







LO3 Be able to suggest strategies

3.1
describe factors to be considered when planning a


for delivering and assessing


workplace learning programme


learning in a health and

3.2
present relevant teaching strategies to support the


social care workplace





learning of others for a health and social care workplace









3.3
suggest a strategy for delivering and assessing learning





in a health and social care workplace







LO4 Understand how to support

4.1
explain barriers to learning that maybe encountered by


the individual learning needs


individuals in the health and social care workplace


of health and social care

4.2
describe methods of identifying individual learning


workers.





needs









4.3
evaluate different approaches that could be adopted to





support the individual learning needs of health and





social care workers.


























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National Institute of Adult Continuing Education
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Work-based learning National Training Organisation
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Guidance



Links

This unit has links with, for example:

       Unit 4: Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care

       Unit 13: Managing Human Resources in Health and Social Care

       Unit 23: Employability Skills.

This unit also has links with the National Occupational Standards in Health and Social Care. See Annexe B for mapping.

Essential requirements


It is essential that this unit is delivered by a tutor who can introduce learners to learning and assessment processes, as are required for completion of the unit.
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