Freedom to Learn
When we hear that we have the freedom to learn, we think of so many possibilities why this might not be the case. Given our country’s history, we have come quite far when it comes to education. Another obstacle, however, has crossed our path – the pandemic. Learning has changed forever. We think in terms of pre- and post-pandemic now and learning has been affected. For primary and high school students and especially parents the changes might have been stifling when it comes to time and energy but the long term effects of online learning are definitely lasting.
Truthfully, it is now easier to learn. These options have been there before but with the pandemic, there have been more opportunities for study online. The question however is… do we offer ourselves the freedom to learn?
The excuse for not learning a new skill has often been, “I don’t have the time.” Yet with the pandemic we were afforded some time. Now, many may argue that we had to deal with so many other stressors within the home as it was lockdown. But the fact remains – we had the time to learn.
So why didn’t we? One answer could be that we do not implement appropriate time management. We have the time but do we direct our time or do time and life just happen to us. We might find the time to learn when we direct our time towards it and offer ourselves the freedom to learn.
Here are a few tips for time management when studying:
• Set SMART goals
• Write a to-do list.
• Prioritise your work. (what is important and what is urgent?)
• Have a dedicated study space.
• Implement scheduling. (schedule absolutely everything)
• Determine your best time and environment for studying.
Knowledge to Motion offers a comprehensive, online, facilitator-led course in Time Management. Please contact us to find out more.