104 Design Learning Like an Artist: Van Gogh’s 7 Principles for Learning
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Tuesday, March 27
Do you like to learn from extraordinary people? Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most admired artists in history. He reached his high level of mastery with almost no formal training at all. So what are the secrets of his learning journey? His letters give clear answers on the principles of learning that he applied. These principles are not just useful for the time when he lived—they’re also applicable for learning design today.
In this session, you will discover the learning principles and performance support that Van Gogh used to reach his extraordinary level of mastery. Informed by primary-source research into his letters, you’ll find out how Van Gogh managed to be very productive in poor circumstances, and you’ll learn the seven principles of learning and performance support that he applied. You will also get inspired and discover how you can apply these seven principles in learning design today. Be ready for the most colorful session you’ll ever experience!
In this session, you will learn:
- About fresh perspectives to apply to your learning design
- How smart blends of learning and performance support will lead to great results
- About the seven principles that Van Gogh used to reach his high level of mastery
- How practice, reflection, motivation, and social learning work best
- How to apply the seven principles presented in your learning design projects
Novice to intermediate designers and developers.
Learning Innovation Leader
Ger Driesen is a learning innovation leader at aNewSpring, the company that provides a blended learning platform with the same name. In this role, his mission is to connect people, ideas, and inspiration within the learning and development community. During his over 20-year career in L&D, Ger’s many roles have included consultant, L&D manager, trainer, and entrepreneur. He likes to write (books, articles, and blogs) about different topics and is a regular speaker at national and international events. He’s known as an L&D “trendcatcher” and as the creator of “Ger’s Biweekly Learning Notes.”