Initially known as the “four stages for learning any new skill,” the 4 States of competence was a learning model originally introduced by Noel Burch, an employee of Gordon Training International. First drafted in the 1970s, this “conscious competence” learning model is described … [Read more...] about The Four States of Competence Explained
So if there is one way to best learn something, what would it be? To start to answer the question, I present to you an old parable I read some time ago that goes something like this: A pottery teacher split her class into two halves. To the first half she said, … [Read more...] about What is the Best Way to Learn Something?
When I was in college (which was not too long ago), it seemed like every student, including me, had a laptop in front of them in lecture, carefully typing down everything word coming out of the professor's mouth. But it left me wondering, although typing is invariably faster … [Read more...] about Should You Take Notes by Writing or Typing?
According to the 2003 research paper Online Learning: A Learner’s Guide by Guglielno and Guglielno, success in education depends on two main traits: technical competence and efficient self-directed learning. While technical comprehension is easy to grasp with time, self-direction … [Read more...] about How to Become a Great Self-Learner
If you are learning on your own, outside of the classroom, you will need some third-party help at one point or another. It may be when you run into a problem you can't solve or trying to comprehend a higher-level theory that you just can't wrap your head around. When that … [Read more...] about 10 Great Online Resources for Self-Directed Learners