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This article offers insights into the four stages of learning. All people everywhere are doing this every day. This is just a way to recognize what is happening. And by understanding this you can gain faith, hope and courage to continue climbing the learning curve. Also this can make you a better parent and teacher.
Four Universal Stages of Learning by John S. Oliver INTRODUCTION Here you have a simple yet profound tool. You have been following these stages all your life. Today you can begin to become conscious of your learning. This can help you over the bumps of your life. As you understand this, then you can better help others. You can become a better teacher, leader, mentor and friend. Minutes invested mastering these materials will yield huge returns. AUDIENCES Students Teachers Coaches Pastors Mentors Parents Followers of Jesus Leaders in the local church PURPOSES Understand the four universal stages of learning Improve your learning by using these better Gain a handy tool to gain hope and faith as needed Notice this at work all around you in the lives of others Use these to better encourage and lead others Teach these to others so they will learn more quickly and easily SUMMARY The four universal stages of learning (unfolding from bottom to top) 4 . Unconscious Competence 3. Conscious Competence 2. Conscious Incompetence 1. Unconscious Incompetence A way to quickly write down these for accurate recall UC CC CI UI SYNONYMS Unconscious Drowsy, Oblivious, Senseless, Dead to the world, In a coma Incompetence Inability, Worthlessness, Ignorance, Ineptitude, Incapacity Conscious Aware, Alert, Attentive, Awake, Intentional Competence Proficiency, Ability, Fitness, Capability, Skill CONCEPTS 4 . Unconscious Competence quickly and easily do it hardly a second thought like automatic pilot 3. Conscious Competence must remain very alert diligent in each key step aware of the process unfolding 2. Conscious Incompetence painfully aware of weaknesses external and/or internal reminders of inablity stings to even think about it 1. Unconscious Incompetence ignorance is bliss not know or care of the inability too distracted or consumed with other CHILDHOOD APPLICATIONS Personal development Walk Talk Clothe self Ride bicycle Schooling Read Write Math Sports Other Swim Play musical instrument Communicate with the opposite sex Put together a wardrobe ADULT APPLICATIONS Christian growth Study the Bible Intercede Lead a group Public speaking Career Remember the names, faces and functions of key people Keep up with the phone emails, calls, mail, faxes Set up and use files on hard drive and manila folders Get reports and projects done on time Fill out the various forms correctly Know where to get needed information Use new computer software Make sales presentation Public speaking Parenting Correct disobedient child Have heart to heart talk Resolve conflict between siblings College student Raise enough money Juggle the many tasks Meet the deadlines Crate a Power Point slide show Make a video for a class project Seminary and Bible college student Greek Hebrew Turabian format Preach Internship Public Speaking Speak long enough and not too long Improve in giving an impromptu speech Minimize and even eliminate the AHs and UMs Improve gestures Improve eye contact
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