The Learning Renaissance

The 4 Levels of Learning

Some structured thoughts on how we develop a skill…

I think the second category should read Conscious Incompetent….

Pointless Overthinking

Understanding VS Accepting   Jordan Belfort talks about 4 levels of learning whenever we want to gain a new skill.

  1. Unconscious Incompetent (let’s call it I don’t know I know sh*t)

   This is the first level of anything. When we start to learn something, we have no idea how much we don’t know. It’s like learning to play football while watching TV (and thinking that you could score 10 goals in half an hour…it’s not that hard, right?).

  1. Conscious Competent (or I now realize how much sh*t I don’t know)

   This is when you touch that ball a few times and it goes in the opposite direction. You realize how much you have to learn to be good at it, whatever that “it” is. In my opinion, this level is the toughest because here we decide if we’re going to continue or we’re going to quit.

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About educationalist04

I'm convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans. The solution is learning - creating independent and autonomous learners who can problem solve, innovate and create a better more equitable and sustainable world.

3 comments on “The 4 Levels of Learning

  1. DM
    July 26, 2018

    Thank you so much for your reblog! Yes, it is Conscious Incompetent! I fixed it in my original post 😀

    • educationalist04
      July 26, 2018

      Hi DM. Really good article – I hope this is a start of a regular re-blogging of our posts – we seem to share a similar passion for improving learning! David

      • DM
        July 26, 2018

        Hi David! Yes, learning is a path to evolution!

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