Canadian Lawyer

September 2021

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Page 48 of 51 47 Jen Jackson is the founder and CEO of the award-winning employee experience company, Everyday Massive, as well as a speaker and author of How to Speak Human. that students performed better when the context for learning was provided by peers. While students who received a peer rationale wrote better essays and received the highest final grades, students who received a scripted rationale from an instructor performed worse than if they had received no rationale at all. Study co-author Cary Roseth suggests these results show that while instructors are good at communicating facts, peers tap into an identification process. They give the material additional meaning and purpose — a relatable narrative — beyond mere memorisation. The benefits of peer learning aren't only educational though; they're social as well. A shared learning experience fosters inclusion, trust and collaboration. A study led by Cynthia Rohrbeck found that peer learning in school systems helped minority groups integrate better and increased the likeli- hood of continued positive interactions. We also tend to trust our peers and leaders more than external consultants or trainers. These are the people we've built a rapport with, who understand our work and its challenges. LinkedIn found that people primarily discover the skills they need to improve or progress as a result of the direction or guidance of their managers. Seventy-five per cent would take a course assigned by their manager, while forty-six per cent cited their manager or leadership as a source of learning opportunities. Good leaders know their people better than anyone and are in a unique position to personalise learning opportunities based on individual strengths and skills gaps. Higher expectations Our expectations of content sharing have grown. We can sign up to incredible learning experiences online — often for free. Meanwhile, many work- places are still hampered by outdated learning management systems (LMSs) and technical content cobbled together and distributed as uninspiring documents. Fortunately, LMSs are gradually being replaced by learning experience platforms (LXPs). Where LMSs have typically focused on rules, compliance and management, LXPs are more flexible and engaging, mirroring technol- ogies we use daily, like social platforms and streaming video. Content can be sorted into channels or playlists based on a topic, skill or learning objective. It can be shared, rated, recom- mended or commented on. This new technology gives people a familiar way to develop and share work-related content with their peers. Fundamentals of Indigenous Peoples and Canadian Law Starts October 28, 2021 Online, Live These are complex issues. Do you have what you need? Learn more and register at: THE OSGOODE CERTIFICATE IN Delve into key issues, including: • An overview of the case law and key legal concepts from the last 40 years • The Indian Act: key issues for practitioners and policy makers • Historic Treaties: understanding the context, perspectives and contemporary realities • The Duty to Consult and Accommodate – its origins, recent case law developments, challenges and solutions

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