Put simply, there is a match between who we are, what we value and the ways in which we go about our work.
The following principles underpin the Institute’s approach to teaching and learning:
Organisational cultures of learning
Coherent workforce development will be linked to core organisational goals and real work contexts, creating a culture of learning.
Recognising and valuing diversity
Respectful relationships that value diversity are the foundation for both effective practice and productive workplace learning. Successful teams accommodate difference.
Customising training for specific work roles and contexts means recognising that learning occurs in many ways, both on the job and in formal training sessions.
Building on strengths
New skills and knowledge develop from positive interactions that draw on existing strengths and abilities.
Generating knowledge and skills within the workplace
In a learning culture staff help to shape policy and practices. External ‘expert’ input may be useful at times, but must be linked to specific workplace learning needs.
Linking workplace learning to formal training
In working towards nationally recognised competencies and qualifications, learners will be engaged in identifying relevant training content and meaningful assessment.