Change the way you view learning

This article describes one of three things you’d need to do to ensure that you complete the Project Management Concepts course. For now, we’re assuming that you may not yet be familiar with the requirements of learning for how the world works now, having received your formal education via traditional institutions. Occasionally, though, we come across a ‘rebel’ who is already challenging traditions and asking relevant questions about what kind of learning is really needed for Project Management.

To successfully complete the Project Management Concepts course, it’s essential that you change your learning paradigm, from focusing on the ‘right test answers’ (as you may have done in school and your studies thereafter), to focusing on understanding the work. You’ll need to migrate from being answer-driven to being question-driven.

We have a saying: If you take ownership of your certification, you’ll ask, “What’s the answer?” But if you take ownership of your learning, you’ll ask, “What’s the question?”

If you become question-driven, your study journey with will be an enriching learning experience. You will learn by critically asking questions of yourself and about the learning material at hand.

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When you are question-driven, failing becomes an opportunity to learn. If you fail the Summative Test at the end of the week, you’ll be kept back for a bit of revision before you can make a second attempt. Failing along the way means you take a bit longer to complete the course, but as long as it keeps you asking good questions, failing will help you grow.

Now read the next article to find out what the third thing is that will help ensure your successful completion of the course.

Tania Melnyczuk

Tania is the Director of Programme Design at and the Collaboration Director of the Autistic Strategies Network. She also works as a project specialist at Marius Cloete Moulds, and as a professional artist specialising in ballpoint and multimedia.


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