From an evolutionary perspective, all learning has always been emergent. The purpose of emergent learning is to help an entity maintain or enhance its internal stability or external equilibrium in challenging situations.
In human terms, one could describe evolutionary learning as “on-job,” and “on-demand.” Entities gauged the efficacy of their responses to challenging events in real-time situations based on what happened to their internal stability and external equilibrium in the minutes, hours, days or weeks following a decision.
This means the ability to instantly access information from the past (memories) or other resources that help an entity to successfully handle a destabilising event or a new situation is an important evolutionary requirement.
The New Leadership Paradigm Learning System satisfies these needs in two ways. First, it provides participants with a leadership journal that enables them to create an encyclopaedia of their key learning (memory bank) as they work through each module, and a search facility that directs them to relevant information (relevant course material and external resources) for successfully resolving the situation they are facing.
The New Leadership Paradigm Learning System can be self-managed or facilitated. It is structured in such a way that participants can pursue a topic that interest them in greater depth by following links on the Web site and in the Workbooks to articles, books, Web sites and multi-media resources to facilitate self-study. The learning system is also structured according to the seven stages of human development and the three universal stages of evolution.
Annex 1: The New Leadership Paradigm Learning System