However, the learner population is growing and becoming more diverse. This means that tailored L&D interventions are what many of the latest educational innovations now support. To capture this opportunity, educators must proactively take ownership for their destiny; if not, learners will look elsewhere – and whilst the demand for education is growing so is the competition.
This report, drawing from the views of over 800 learners and L&D experts, will help future members, members and their educators identify features and qualities of good L&D, which ACCA have termed ‘the dimensions’. These dimensions take account of the drivers for L&D evolution, including how to:
- Develop the seven core capabilities that are essential for the varied roles professional accountants perform
- Incorporate the learner characteristics and needs that are becoming more diverse, in part due to the need for lifelong learning needed for ever-evolving skills requirements, and longer working lives
- Accommodate educational trends associated with:
- Data, including AI and gamification
- Personalisation, communities and personalised communities
- Formal, non-formal and informal learning
- Account for the main factors impacting the education business-model:
- Digital and data innovations
- Economic opportunities
- Regulation impacting education and the profession
- Integrated economic, social and financial sustainability
Learners should seek the six dimensions in their L&D programmes and educators should apply them when developing, implementing and monitoring their strategies.
Reproduced with permission of ACCA’s member magazine Accounting and Business