Learning is at the heart of Q. Q is growing into a community of thousands leading and facilitating improvements in health and care across the UK – and learning is critical to achieving this vision.
We hope you will join us at a workshop in July to help understand and further develop the ways in which Q supports the learning of its members. What we’re discovering as we delve into the literature is fascinating – it may change how you think about how you learn and support others to do so.
Q seeks to enable learning in three ways, namely through individual learning, collective learning and enabling learning beyond the Q community
Q seeks to enable learning in three ways, namely through individual learning, collective learning and enabling learning beyond the Q community. To achieve its objectives, Q utilises blended and often novel approaches to learning.
The learning opportunities being offered within Q have been shaped by the calls of the founding cohort for learning that is flexible, and can be woven into what they are doing. While people want easy access to what’s known on key topics, learning from and with peers is perhaps most highly valued. The evaluation highlights the broad and diverse skills and experiences learners have and the potential of growing connectivism, community and collaboration within Q to enable deep and more easily applied learning.
Together we are seeking to craft a learning theory built on a foundation of credible evidence
NHS Horizons is currently working to help further develop the learning approach Q takes. Together we are seeking to craft a learning theory built on a foundation of credible evidence, which creates a coherent learning infrastructure and culture across the different aspects of what’s happening within the Q and Q lab.
We will be hosting a workshop at 9am-1pm on 20 July to explore and test key theories and co-create a plan for translating this insight into action.
The objectives of the Learning for Improvement Workshop are to:
- Co-develop a prototype learning theory for Q that will inform the learning and development opportunities that Q offers
- Gain an understanding of a range of theories that support Learning for Improvement
- Bring together people who are interested in developing connections with others interested in how people learn
The workshop will be facilitated by Helen Bevan and the NHS Horizons team, with space for up to 40 people to contribute: Q members, the Q project team and other academics with experience of learning for improvement. Attendees will be asked to do a small amount of pre-reading on our work so far.