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1.7 Lifelong Learning

Demonstrating curiosity and a persistent desire for continuous learning.

    1.7.1 Demonstrating an interest in learning
    • Take actions showing an interest in personal and professional lifelong learning and development.
    • Seek feedback from multiple sources about how to improve and develop.
    • Perform a self-evaluation to recognize preferences, strengths, and weaknesses.
    • Modify behavior based on feedback or self-analysis of past mistakes.
    • Learn and accept help from supervisors and co-workers.
    1.7.2 Participating in learning activities
    • Identify when it is necessary to acquire new knowledge and skills.
    • Take steps to develop and maintain knowledge, skills, and expertise necessary to perform one’s role successfully by participating in relevant training and professional development programs.
    • Actively pursue opportunities to broaden and deepen knowledge and skills through seminars, conferences, professional groups, reading publications, job shadowing, and/or continuing education.
    1.7.3 Using change as a learning opportunity
    • Anticipate changes in work demands and searches for and participates in assignments or training that address these changing demands.
    • Treat unexpected circumstances as opportunities to learn.
    1.7.4 Identifying career interests
    • Take charge of personal career development by identifying occupational interests, strengths, options, and opportunities.
    • Make insightful career planning decisions that integrates others’ feedback.
    • Choose topics most appropriate for continuing education to increase depth of technical and non-technical knowledge pertinent to the specific area of engineering practice.
    • Identify means by which engineers can continue to learn throughout their careers.
    1.7.5 Integrating and applying learning
    • Integrate newly learned knowledge and skills with existing knowledge and skills.
    • Use newly learned knowledge and skills to complete tasks, particularly in new or unfamiliar situations.
    • Formulate a lifelong learning plan, monitor and update it as needed, and execute the first steps in the plan.
    • Show a self-awareness of how one learns (i.e., metacognition).