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Recording individual l&d – help!


Has anyone used learning logs, diaries, personal development folders, passports etc with their teams, in a situation where the individual takes responsibilty for capturing their learning and development? would love to hear your thoughts...

2 Responses

  1. centralise or individual?
    Individuals can hold records, but what is the purpose?
    many just cannot see the point so wont – many will do it already in their own way.
    I have been involved in designing & developing a number of PDP systems for a range of organisations and now advise against it. – although it can work for niche populations.

    If the organisation wants records it needs to keep them itself – if as a part of encouraging self development – then it can make the tools (and training in their use) available – but the minute it is mandatory, that is often where it fails.
    Just as individuals learn in their own way – keeping records will also be individual in nature

  2. I have kept a hand written learning log since February 1987

    Good to see this issue raised.

    I have written a learning log in the same A4 format for twenty two and a half years – 1260 plus entries and well over a million words.

    There is a lot of talk about ‘taking resonsibility for your own learning’ about lifelong learning, and the like, trouble is, when it comes to the push, we tend to as a generalisation, to prefer the role of passive participant thn truly active learner.

    I see a great deal of value in maintaining my own learning record, and for one thing it differentiates me from a lot of ‘similar’ providers in a congested marketplace.

    If this is of interest, do get in touch or download my freebies from




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