May 2018

May's issue focuses on professional development and adult learning. But what is learning? How do people learn? What are the principles of learning?

Who does not want to acquire new skills and master new material more easily and with less angst? Who does not want to feel satisfaction, and the sense of achievement in mastering something?

The key to mastering a new skill lies in how we approach it. We might, for instance, try harder and push harder – often doing the same things with even more intensity and urgency. Yet as we press harder, we tend to get in our own
way. Sometimes it’s the pressure of work or finances or what others think. Sometimes it’s the sheer frustration of  not “getting it.” Sometimes it’s just the fact that the world is moving so fast and we naturally want to move fast with it.