27 Aug 2018

Can we be "proficient" in a SKILL without practice?

I'm reading "Design for How People Learn (Voices That Matter)" by Julie Dirksen and wanted to share some new quotes with you. I wrote already in April, when I discovered it.

"Is it reasonable to think that someone can be proficient without practice? If the answer is “no, it’s not reasonable,” then you know you are dealing with a skill. Here’s the thing. A lot of learning experiences purport to teach a skill, when really all they do is introduce the skill." Indeed, we do not have to expect to learn a skill as soon as it is introduced to us!
Start reading it for free: http://amzn.eu/3By9bhV

"We should be able to take what we have learned and apply it to multiple circumstances. Able to troubleshot when things are not going smooth or where we thought it will be going.""Create a forum online and encourage learners to report back on their experiences. • Send periodic emails with examples, tips, and opportunities for learners to self-evaluate. Have virtual critique sessions that allow learners to post work and get feedback from the community."

"Effective Practice is a Lot like Flow Have you ever been so engaged in an activity that you looked up and realized hours had passed, but it felt like only 15 minutes had gone by because you were so intensely engaged in what you were doing? If so, you might have been experiencing what the Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi called flow, which he describes as joy, creativity, the process of total involvement with life.”

We do not remember when all comes and goes and is given to us. She proposes for the Trainer to create "Friction". Make us work for the knowledge and practice the skill.

And this is the beginning of Chapter 7 which I begun to read this morning the second time. 

As I look well to the Chapters, I can almost see the names of the Levels: Fundamentals Knowledge, Skill, Expertise. As I go through chapters one by one, I understand better and better how Pathways Experience Education System was build. And, most important, why.
There is a lot more in the book! As well as I liked the Blended Learning, I understood more from this book. It also has delightful pictures as examples in it, drawings! 

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