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BSB124 Working in Business Lecture Notes Week 1  The 'half-life' of knowledge is always getting smaller  Difference between effective and ineffective businesses is PEOPLE  Types of Learning: - Didactic - lecture/school/education/expert presenting/most effective because they can take large numbers - Experiential - Tutorials/experiencing/learning  As we naturally learn (experiential) our structure becomes for complex  Piaget's theory that people construct knowledge for themselves contradicts didactic teaching (human's are lazy)  Learning from experience and what we take away from it depends on our learning style and personality  Most of our learning is experiential  Kolb's six propositions - learning is best conceived as a process not towards outcomes - all learning is relearning - learning requires resolution of conflict - learning requires a holistic approach - learning results from synergetic transactions between the person and the environment - learning is a process of creating knowledge  Cycle of learning  EXAMPLE - Concrete Learning - given chocolate after throwing a tantrum after mum says no - Reflective Experience - I got a chocolate for throwing a tantrum - Abstract Conceptualisation - A tantrum will help me get a chocolate even if someone says no - Active Experience - next shopping trip they throw a tantrum when dad says no  Reflective and Abstract are very similar - Reflective means thinking about what just happened - Abstract affects how we look at the world Concrete Experience Active Reflective Experimentation Experience Abstract Conceptualisation Week 2  Intrapersonal effectiveness: Understanding yourself (and your goals, strengths, weaknesses) and improving self-management skills, such as time management and stress management.  all people are different  personality describes someone - multiple attributes  Self-concept: perception of yourself - Self-verification - self enhancement - self-evaluation  Self-esteem - overall judgement on how good you are  Freud's three explanations of personality - physcoanalytic theory - Id TELLS - animalistic/insticts/acts on ways - Ego DOES- rational and objective/rational strategies for the Id's desires - Superego
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