Management strategies aim to create optimal conditions for successful learning. The context in which one learns can have a strong influence on the ability of an individual to maintain focus and discipline, as well as to access the necessary information. There are three main factors of the learning context that can be managed to improve learning results:
- Environment: The environment can provide both cues for content-dependent memory and distractions that can interfere with learning. Selecting an appropriate location can reduce distraction. The location may also play a role in the availability of resources and technology that can support learning (books, internet access, etc.)
- Other people: Other people can support an individual’s learning in several ways. They can be a source of information, and they can help overcome challenges. Collaboration and group work are common in learning envirnoments, and they can have a positive motivational influence on some learners. Learners may engage with peers, mentors, coaches, teachers, experts, etc.
- Own effort: Learners can leverage techniques for overcoming distractions and difficulties.