Welcome to transformational learning with Switch Education for Business. Thanks for joining us – we’re delighted to welcome you to our programmes and to guide you on your leadership journey.
Who we are
We are committed educators with a unique pedagogical approach to learning. Passionate about empowering leaders to reach their potential, we leverage our experience as leadership and management educators, business executives and entrepreneurs to achieve this. We are advocates for self-directed learning supported by mentoring and look forward to collaborating with you on your journey as a self-aware, self-actualising leader.
Our approach to learning
Our approach to learning is underpinned by Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) principles and practices. Using SCT as our learning framework means our primary focus is on building your confidence in your ability as a scholar to grasp academic content and successfully apply this knowledge to your workplace environment.
This approach helps boost your resilience to the many challenges faced by scholars and supports you in changing your behaviour at work. In contrast to many management and leadership programmes that create competitive environments and look for mistakes that usurp rather than boost scholar your confidence, our focus is to nurture you while you undertake academic study and to actively encourage your success as a scholar.
The Role of Self-Efficacy Beliefs
At its core, SCT is based on the concept of ‘self-efficacy beliefs’. Self-efficacy beliefs are your personal judgement about your capability to accomplish what’s necessary and achieve expected performance outcomes.
The three foundational pillars of self-efficacy beliefs are:
By creating an environment where we ‘step up’ and become more confident in your ability to undertake academic study, you’ll be more capable of achieving your goal of becoming a more effective leader and manager.
Self-reflection is an integral part of learning. In particular self-reflection is critical if we are to learn how to initiate and sustain behaviour change. Only through self-reflection will you be able to make sense of your experiences, explore your own thought patterns and self-beliefs and engage in self-evaluation. By going through this process, will enable you to become more self-regulatory, alter your perspective and change your behaviour as necessary.
In this and other Switch courses, there will be many opportunities for you to reflect on what you’ve read and watched as well as think about your own experiences. These reflections can be captured in the learning journal within the course or in the comments area.
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Introduce yourself using an example of a course that you have studied before and whether you have used self-reflection to help you understand what you are learning.
Please remember that your comments are posted to a public forum that other members of the Switch community can read. Therefore any reflections or planned actions that could be considered confidential should be put in your personal learning journal or offline action plan.