The Tribal Learning Model

Learning Landscape

There is no shortage of quality material available to the individual learner looking to improve their skills, ability, or marketability. Instructional content in technology spans an endless array of articles, videos, blogs, books, conferences, in-class training, and more.

This learning landscape encompanses academic institutions for college degrees. Leading corporations with certification programs on their products or services. Finally, a broad range of content created by individual professionals for everything in-between.

So with all this amazing content out there, why create The Tribal Learning Model?

It’s About Ah-Ha’s

The idiom “Cannot see the forest for the trees” is frequently used to impart the perils of focusing too intensely on any one subject. The outcome, you might become lost, or miss the bigger picture unfolding.

Yes, there is absolutely no shortage of quality content out there, however, the challenge comes when you finish that content. Once complete, you must self-navigate the path without a map.

Wandering through the forest might have value, but finding yourself lost, confused, or questioning the time invested does not. Knowing the options keeps you headed in the right direction, and for the right horizon.

The Tribal Difference

Sadly, the reality for most involves walking down an unknown path. Blazing new trails has its rewards, however, in a world full of busyness, being a trailblazer in everything may not be ideal.

The Tribal Difference is an approach that connects disparate subjects into a visible map. In this way, instead of stumbling onto your “ah-ha” moments, you’ll understand the relationship between different paths. Then you can decide which path best fits your current learning journey.

Knowing where a path leads, you shape the foundation of knowledge and stay aligned with your own learning objectives.

Trible Knowledge Map

The Model

The Tribal Learning Model is your own personal growing knowledge library of these connections and concepts. As an example, when learning about how to tackle a new larger engineering project in infrastructure, multiple paths may lead you to considering new:

  • policies and procedures
  • ways to motivate and organize people
  • negotiating with service providers
  • implement new standards or frameworks

Each of these concepts on its own represents a learning path. They are all inner-connected through the model’s articles, posts, videos, and audio content. The library structure defines paths between concepts, categories, people, processes, and the underlying technology solutions.

This creates broader visibility across the entire learning landscape. Furthermore, each individual piece of content will have its own unique navigator when required, incorporating clickable regions to take you to that associated content.

As more and more associative content is created, navigator paths and the model will continually point the way.

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