Intro to the Army Professional Reading Programme
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Intro to the Army Professional Reading Programme

Develop your professional reading capability
4.0 (28 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
3,615 students enrolled
Created by Emmet McElhatton
Last updated 12/2015
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Price: Free
This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What you'll learn
  • Use the New Zealand Army Professional Reading Programme
  • Develop a professional reading plan

  • Find contemporary and historical sources of military knowledge

  • Appreciate the contemporary relevance of ten texts from the past
Requirements
  • Engage with The Hub and follow the APRP Groups
Description

This course introduces the 'why', 'what' and 'how' of professional military reading. The course outlines why professional reading is important to your career development and gives valuable pointers to help you get the most from the time you invest in reading. The course also provides guidance on what to read; not only some key texts recommended by your peers globally, but also valuable online journals, magazines and blogs that are worthy of your attention. The course finishes by introducing the 'Army Professional Reading Programme' (APRP) and its key features, and provides an introduction to ten books from the past that still provide valuable instruction and entertainment to military audiences to this day. Enjoy!

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for New Zealand Army and NZDF personnel interested in developing their military knowledge
  • Other military professionals might find this course of interest
Course content
Expand all 6 lectures 44:31
+ Intro to the Army Professional Reading Programme
4 lectures 20:26

This lecture outlines the key benefits of lifelong professional reading.

Why read?
04:29

This lecture makes key points on:

  • Being selective on what you read
  • Authoritative sources of information on what to read
  • Ways of supplementing your reading through online journals, blogs and the treasure trove that is YouTube.
What to read?
04:33

This lecture discusses:

  • How to make time to read
  • How to 'break' a book
  • How to keep a professional journal
  • Tips on getting started
  • Cautionary notes on who and what you read.
How to read
06:14

This lecture introduces the features of the NZAPRP and sets four key challenges to help you get started.

How the APRP works
05:10

What are the key points to take away from this short course?

Recap Quiz
4 questions
+ Ten Great Reads from the Past that Keep on Giving
2 lectures 24:05

This final lecture highlights ten texts from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century that still have valuable lessons for our professional development.

We have chosen the texts for their readability and relevance for a modern audience, and their ready availability in copyright-free online editions and in print.

Part One seeks to help you understand the context and relevance of five military texts from the pre-industrial era and note some choice quotes from them.

Ten Great Reads from the Past that Keep on Giving: Part One
13:18

Part Two seeks to help you understand the context and relevance of five military texts from the Industrial era and note some choice quotes from them.

Ten Great Reads from the Past that Keep on Giving: Part Two
10:47