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
What is the Best Way to Learn Something?
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?
Should You Take Notes by Writing or Typing?
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?
How to Become a Great Self-Learner
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
10 Great Online Resources for Self-Directed Learners
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