Learning My Way
Learning My Way helps professionals and students to find and travel a meaningful path through life and profession.
About Learning My Way
Our approach guides people to develop as autonomous, healthy, and engaged professionals and citizens. Learning My Way (LMW) interventions and workshops assist participants to discover and shape their own pathway to realize their contribution to the world, discovering their unique talent. Bringing awareness to authentic intentions, LMW programmes also teach participants to act on their insights, whilst remaining connected to their environment. LMW training and coaching supports the participants to be resilient and autonomously deal with adversity and setbacks.
LMW interventions are backed by an integrated, life-long learning ICT infrastructure (the Learning My Way online portfolio). This online environment travels with the learner, rather than the institution. It warrants a hands-on implementation of life-long learning. Educational institutions employ this resource as a meta-curriculum to complement their regular teaching programmes.
Learning My Way is the main programme of the Personal Development Center (PDC) at Faculty of Social & Behavioral Sciences of Leiden University. It offers blended teaching and coaching, based and developed in the Faculty's Living Lab. The LMW method employs more than 20 specialized trainer-coaches and is embedded in many regular Ba and Ma programs. The approach is central to the Leiden My Way meta-curriculum, implemented for all Leiden University Social Sciences disciplines. Other trajectories are realized at TU Delft, Utrecht University, different post-master and HR contexts, and special variations have been developed for primary and secondary education. LMW also provides short-term interventions: on-site summer schools and workshops. Especially suited to complement academic programs where personal-professional development is underexposed.
More broadly, the PDC develops, implements, evaluates, and consolidates innovative forms of teaching and learning in the field of personal and professional development. In 2018, the LMW programme was awarded the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus (Henk Dekker) Award for educational innovation.