Curated Resources for
Becoming Future Ready Through Self-Directed Learning

These resources have been compiled for those who participated in my Becoming Future-Ready Through Self-Directed Learning session in the L&D Cares Growth Summit (February 2021).

// Primary resources

Charting Your Course
Link to the Charting Your Course materials from Learning 4 Learning Professionals – from here you can download the free workbook and access the guidebook.

The wherewithal for self-directed learning
// Catherine Lombardozzi, Learning Journal blog (2020)
Describes the capabilites and qualities individuals need to direct their own learning, and some tactics to use to bolster these.

// For deeper learning

Self-Directed Learning: Essential strategy for a rapidly changing world
// Catherine Lombardozzi, for Learning Guild (2020)
Here’s my research report that synthesizes the theory and research on self-directed learning, boiling it down to key concepts and recommendations. This work served as the underpinning for the Charting Your Course process. Download for free with a free membership to the Learning Guild.

Learn2Learn Online
// Arun Pradhan
An in-depth learn-to-learn resource that helps individuals to develop an array of learning skills – a solid overview of proven learning practices along with plenty of resources to dive deep.

7 phases of skill acquisition: A novice’s journey to expertise and beyond
// Raman K. Attri, on Speed to Proficiency Research (2017)
If you’re wondering where you might fall on a novice to expert continuum, this post does a fine job of explaining the characteristics of the various levels.

How to become the best in the world at something
// Tomas Pueyo, on Forge / Medium
This article explains the benefits of skill-stacking to build a skill set that is uniquely you, unmatched by others. What makes people especially successful is often the combination of several areas of deep knowledge and skill they bring to the table rather than an expertise in just one arena.

Beyond competence: It’s the journey to mastery that counts
// Marc Rosenberg, Learning Solutions Magazine (2012)
Recommendations on the kinds of learning activities best suited for your current level of experience and expertise.

The making of an expert
// K. Anders Ericsson, Michael J. Prietula , and Edward T. Cokely, Harvard Business Review (2007)
Useful advice about the kind of activities that support expertise development.