Aside from being a word I struggle to say – I have difficulty with blending consonants br and pr – it also feels as if rubrics are something workplace learning has difficulty with.
I asked some people a little while ago what their rubrics were for their learning activity. Rubrics have been defined as:
We talked about the challenge for workplace learning. On one hand, we’re expected to be academic, educational, detached from the business, residing in a world of knowledge acquisition. This world expects qualification and assessment; you will hear people being called students and your offer exists in an academy.
On the other hand, workplace learning is expected to be a business partner, focused on results and the bottom line, helping the organisation develop a learning culture that drives a constantly improving model of performance and behaviour.
Working in such a schizophrenic function, it’s no wonder that the business doesn’t know how we work and whether we’re doing a good job.
What would your rubrics be? Or do you describe them as performance standards?