Many people have heard of the four stages connected with learning – if you never have, here’s a precis from Wikipedia:
1 . Unconscious Incompetence: The client neither understands nor can do something, often recognizes the deficit, or prefers to address it. (We need ideas that we don’t know).
Minimal payments Conscious Incompetence: Though the unique does not understand or learn how to do something, he or she does understand the deficit without addressing it. (We realize we don’t know, but we all aren’t ready to address that yet).
3. Conscious Expertise: The individual understands or can do something. However, demonstrating a particular skill or knowledge takes much consciousness or attention. (You are beginning to be able to take action, but it is not yet easy).
4. Unconscious Competence: The has had so much practice using a skill that it has become “second nature” and can be performed effortlessly (often without concentrating). He or she may or may not be in a position to teach it to other folks, depending upon how and when it was learned. (It is now simple and easy. Maybe you can even teach others).
Once you think about anything you have learned in your life, you will see an individual go through each stage. For example, remember learning to drive: Initially, you thought once you converted to 17, it would be easy: jump in, release the particular brake and go. An individual didn’t know what you failed to know.
Once you think about what you may have learned in your life, you might have you went through each of these levels. For example, remember learning to push: At first, you thought as soon as you turned 17, it would be effortless – jump in, discharge the brake, and move. You didn’t know what an individual didn’t know.
Then you converted 17 and tried to do that very effectively – you then realized that it took a little more skill than you expected. You then knew that you simply didn’t know how to drive and also started to think about how you would certainly learn.
Next, you started to figure out how to do it. Put the keys inside the ignition, look in the hand mirror, and take off the clutch….. it was hard work until finally, it has become such second nature that these days and nights, you sometimes wonder how you will get home – Right?
(If you don’t drive, I am sure it is possible to relate this model to something else you once had no idea how to do these days do with ease. )
And this is all very well if (a) you want to learn that talent and (b) you feel sensibly confident about being able to study it.
But what happens when you are stressed or have a history connected with difficulty learning something new instructions or just plain old hate completely new things?
Those ten courses to getting your license to turn into 25 or 50, possibly the number of failed tests start mounting up…. and what about all the stuff you don’t even test?
A google search showed one exciting thing… On the one hand, drivers who failed ten times a decade ago but have been traveling safely (if illegally) due to the fact try to get their driver’s license yet again. Despite her assurance on the road, she confessed that mood and mental demons manufactured her failure again.
Conversely, there is the Grandmother who wasn’t daunted by failing her girlfriend written test 960 (! ) times – the woman only took ten straightforward exams to get her driver’s license, despite never having lessons. She was not stressed by the woman’s performance and focused on the result.
These two people demonstrate a couple of ways to shift from your state of Conscious Expertise (stage 3 – learning) to Unconscious Competence (stage 4 – learned).
Human brain Gym and Educational Kinesiology (something I have been teaching and using for over 15 years) teases separate the different ways we can discover. It offers a model to gauge whether you are finding out quickly and, if not, resources and tools to transform the practical learning experience into a more effective (and enjoyable! ) experience.
Take a look at exploring this model using considering the easy and comfortable tool for moving from learning to training first. We call that experience INTEGRATED LEARNING. Bundled learning has two ways; when we are comfortable and looking forward to learning, we move from Integrated Low Gear (learning) into Integrated High Accessory (learned).
Integrated High Accessory is automatic, Unconscious Knowledge (stage 4). It is with such ease ‘got its place everywhere we have learned what we were required to learn and feel comfortable in addition to being competent.
Integrated Low Accessory is a little less comfortable because it is tough, but in a way that keeps you engaged. This is our finding space where we are slowly but surely ‘getting it. To learn something new, process and then remember to have to be able to access that state of being easy.
These two methods of being – Integrated Substantial Gear and Integrated Minimal Gear- would ideally be how we approach every facet of our lives and our birthright. How, in addition, did we learn to move? However, circumstances of finding out and life create pressure. Whether many of us are unconscious or clueless about managing it, this stress brings into reality what we call UN-INTEGRATED LEARNING. Yet again, we have a High Gear plus a Low Gear.
So what performs this look like? Unintegrated Low Products is the state of being exactly where we feel we are genuine ‘not getting it. Many of us keep doing things frequently, perhaps getting the process accomplished without understanding whatever we are doing. It becomes tough to remember anything when it is made without understanding.
On the other hand, Un-integrated Excessive Gear is the ‘lost it’ place. It all only feels impossible, never going to transpire. We give up learning as we are in this place. Yet again no place for memory below.
Sadly, all too often, our Un-integrated Learning experiences outweigh each of our Integrated Learning experiences. We all start to live our lifestyle in this uncomfortable and pressure-filled place. We regularly move from working challenging but not getting to any place to giving up on stress. Not a happy way of currently being.
The good news is that the first step out of this demanding way of living is recognizing that there’s another way. It is as simple while learning to identify when we are in the Un-integrated space and then getting hold of what gets us into Integrated High Gear (that automatic, comfortable, and delighted space). And then taking the pressure out of learning so we could access Integrated Low Products easily – thereby having the capacity to approach stressful conditions in a measured, optimistic, exciting way.
Biological activity is one key to an Integrated way of life. Sometimes getting out of the Un-integrated and into the Integrated area is as simple as having a walk, taking a breath associated with fresh air, or taking your eye for a walk in nature rather than on the ubiquitous screen.
We invite you to explore these types of concepts for a month. Simply notice, when you are approaching something new do you feel like you can quickly ‘get it over time, or does that place feel difficult to impossible?