model has two parts:
Looking back: Goals & Reality
Looking Forward: Options & Way forward
· The term Anthropogogy originates from the Greek anthrōpos (ἄνθρωπος), "human being", and άγω (ágō) means "lead"; literally translated "to lead the human being".
The anthropogogic approach is based on 4 principles:
1. Human being as independent learner
2. Learning according to the human being's needs
3. Learning as innovation
4. Learning as immediate practical replay
Nir Golan, Educational & Leadership expert, combined between the
and the anthropogogic approach, and created an improved model iGROW: model
for individual GROW.
iGoals: review the individual goals:
If there are no goals- recreate them.
It they are not relevant any more, update them.
The goals should describe behaviors, standards (quality & quantity), and timeline.
1. What individual goals do you want to achieve? (make sure they are specific, measurable, action oriented, realistic)
2. What do you hope to fulfill in yourself through this goal?
3. Why do you think this goal is meaningful for you?
4. Which of your individual values relative to this goal?
iReality check: evaluation of the degree of achievement of the individual goals.
Gaps: low achievement (partial, not according to the standards).
Success: high or outstanding achievement (full, above expectations).
Reality should be introduced using facts, examples, quotations and other data.
Analyzing the reason for the gaps/ success:
Discussion with the person in order to identify the main reason for his behavior:
· Gap: 4 optional reasons:
Knowledge: "I didn’t know that…"
Awareness: "I didn’t pay attention/ notice, I wasn’t aware…"
Attitude/ Opinion: "I don’t agree/ accept…"
Skill: "I didn’t know what to do/ how to deal with it…"
· Success: 4 optional reasons:
Knowledge: "I knew that…"
Awareness: "I paid attention, I noticed, I was aware…"
Attitude/ Opinion: "I agree/ accept…"
Skill: "I knew what to do / how to deal with it…"
1. What is happening regarding this individual goal right now?
2. What has stopped you from reaching this individual goal before?
3. Do you know of someone who has achieved this individual goal?
4. What can you learn from him/ her?
iOptions: what directions can you take to close the gap/ preserve success?
It's an option to revisit the goals- add/ remove/ update.
1. What could you do as a first step?
2. What would happen if you did achieve your individual goal?
3. What has worked for you in the past?
4. Who can I support you in making this change?
· The type of gap and the ways to address (change/preserve the pattern or behavior)
Knowledge: Provide person with the necessary information
Awareness: Give the person examples, evidence of the pattern/ behavior. Explain to him the rational, the ‘why’. Give him some practical tips that will help him to pay attention, be aware to this pattern/ behavior.
Attitude/ Opinion: Explain the rational, the ‘why’, use techniques for changing the attitude/ behavior.
Skill: Tools, practical tips. Exercise/ practice them.
iWay forward: set concrete action/ plan.
Wrap up: Summ
and express your support, define action items, document highlights and next
1. What action will you take and when?
2. What individual obstacles do you expect to encounter and how will you overcome them?
3. What resources must you have to achieve this individual goal?
4. How can I help you to move forward?
Date/ Issue/ Feedback given/ Response of person/ FU action/ FU date
iGROW model is about the significant learning of the individual in order to reformulate his unique identity because each person is unique and no previous theory applied to all people.
The iGROW model assumes that the distinction between children and adults is no longer relevant in the digital age and that each person should be treated as a 'whole' individual person.