“My Dal years continue to leverage my strategic mindset; at the same time, it has given me insight into the need to participate and contribute within a complex, global community.” Tyler Saito
Deeper learning has invaluable outcomes for those who engage in this form of education. We live in a world that offers contradictions and paradoxes. This complexity requires a strategic approach and a rich understanding of the human experience. Deeper learning provides a dynamic milieu in which to explore new ideas, methodologies, diverse perspectives and alternative possibilities.
How does deeper learning influence our personal experience?
This question was given to a panel of CFAME Connection contributors: Tyler Saito, Joyline Makani, and Martine-Durier-Copp. Please join the discussion by adding your comments. We would love to hear from readers.
Martine: We have found that deeper learning occurs when we work within a team that encourages and respects diversity. There are challenges and opportunities, of course. When we learn something new, there is a feeling of discomfort with underlying dissonance notes until we recognize the potential of adapting to new ideas, processes and ways of thinking.
Joyline: Deeper learning is the opposite of group think because it demands open and honest dialogue. Diverse positions are welcomed and cultivated.
Martine: We have made excellent progress in integrating deeper learning in CFAME’s on-line/blended learning programs. We are modeling the adaptive behaviours espoused by deeper learning. Even now, we are researching innovative ways to increase this concept within our course delivery.
Tyler: My decision to enter CFAME’s MBA(FS) program, provided me with the opportunity to engage in deeper learning. I continue to hone and develop the competencies that I gained during my studies in a variety of capacities. At present, Coast Capital is focused on the future of wealth management within a changing regulatory landscape and increasingly digital environment. My purpose is to help our members achieve what is important in their lives. As we shift our culture to a more qualitative experience, I have employed significant portions of what I learned in change management, digital tool deployment, and human resource management.
Joyline: Tyler has identified the meaning of education. Learning is about change, which will be reflected in our decisions, choices and reactions to events. Deeper learning heightens those outcomes because there is an increased focus on skills and knowledge that reinforce the learning process. An open and curious mindset is ready to entertain and develop fresh capabilities.
Tyler: Joyline and Martine’s comments resonate. I apply the skills developed during my Dal studies to my volunteer outreach such as coaching in my local fastpitch organization. As well, CTV Morning Live is a way that I can to share vital knowledge. People reach out and ask for more details. It is satisfying to know that I have a positive impact on the well-being of listeners. My Dal years continue to leverage my strategic mindset; at the same time, it has given me insight into the need to participate and contribute within a complex, global community.