Learners First. An Agile Approach to Learning


Learners Firs! An Agile Approach to Learning

“Learners First. An Agile Approach to Learning”


Trainings, seminars, workshops – they all are part of how we tend to learn, especially in corporate contexts, and give us a curriculum. But do they actually meet your needs? Do they provide you with the skills that are relevant for your job? Do they build on the knowledge you already have? And do they give you opportunities to actually apply what you learn? All too often the answers to these questions is No.

Luckily, more and more companies are aware of these shortcomings and are moving away from standard training programs and towards a new way of learning: agile learning.

In this book, Dr Vera Baum and Dr Manuel Illi provide an easy-to-implement guide to agile learning for anyone who wants to make learning more fun and more effective. By combining their extensive experience as agile learning coaches and agility experts with scientific insights on the science of learning, they show how learning can be turned into a fulfilling experience that meets the unique needs of every learner.

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About the authors

Dr Vera Baum

Dr Vera Baum

Managing Director at QualityMinds GmbH

Dr Vera Baum studied pedagogy with the minor in psychology and computer science at the LMU Munich and received her doctorate in 2016 on the subject of learning with new media. Thanks to her work in research and the associated practical implementation of several learning concepts and learning platforms, Dr Vera Baum is a sought-after expert for computer-aided learning. She combines the experienced perspective of a research-based educator with practical experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner and Consultant. In 2018, she presented the agile learning approach to the United Nations in New York and Geneva as a contribution to greater equity in education.

Dr Manuel Illi

Dr Manuel Illi

Consultant at QualityMinds GmbH

Dr Manuel Illi researched and lectured at the LMU Munich and the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg. As a doctor of German studies and cultural studies, he works on topics in the areas of ethics, media, diversity, science, language theory and public outreach. He is particularly involved in the training and further education of teachers. His passion is teaching and learning coaching as well as new and alternative forms of learning. As an Agile Learning Coach, he supports learners in different contexts and companies on their individual learning journey.


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