Achieving Enlightened Competence




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Have you ever noticed that whether you are learning to drive your new car or learning to speak a new language or even when you are learning to apply a new behavior, it challenges many parts of your brain? While learning new skills or modified behaviors, your brain experiences progressive stages of development of competence. As your brain follows step-by-step instructions, your body learns new muscle movements and thought processes on how to apply them in practice. The new skill now becomes more like second nature. You no longer have to think while enacting your newly learnt skill or behavior. If the human brain could understand the stages of competence development, it may acquire the infinite power to tweak and adjust the application of new skills.

In 1940s, the renowned psychologist Abraham Maslow postulated his theory of “Four Stages of Learning.” Later, Noel Burch from US Gordon Training International played a key role in defining and further developing the “Four Stages of Conscious Competence Theory.” It was published in the early 70’s in the Teacher Effectiveness Training Instructor Guide that learning of any new skill involved four progressive stages: 1) unconsciously unskilled, 2) consciously unskilled, 3) consciously skilled, and 4) unconsciously skilled. In 1982, Madeline Hunter referred to these stages of development of competence as the ways of knowing.

In order to help one analyze at which stage he is at, we must discuss in detail what these progressive stages of development of competence are:

1. Unconscious Incompetence

This is the stage where the human brain is blissfully unaware of what it does not know. At this stage, the human brain does not understand its blind spot or what deficiency it has in particular skill sectors. Since the human brain is not aware of its own deficiency, it is also not aware of the need to develop that skill or competence or what benefit that skill can bring to the being to enhance his personal effectiveness. Any person can make an effort to learn a new skill only if he becomes conscious of what competence he lacks. It is very unlikely that any person in this stage of competence can apply any thought processes to acquire the skill to achieve desired outcomes. People in this stage are not high achievers.

2. Conscious Incompetence

This is the stage in which the human brain knows that it has a deficiency in certain skills which it needs to develop if the being has to perform more effectively. 

There is a painful realization in this stage and the mind is in a state of controlled floundering about where the being is and where he ought to be in future. In this stage, the brain makes attempts to assess the extent of its deficiency and level of commitment that will be required to develop the new competency. 

It is necessary for the human brain to pass through this stage before moving to the next stage of conscious competence when the human brain begins to form new neural networks.

2. Conscious Competence

This is stage where the being consciously tries to practice the new skill with concentration and intense focus. The being gradually learns to perform the skill without guidance or help, but after conscious thinking only.  The human brain needs to practice the new skill continuously to establish such habits over the time, which will help the brain to implement the skill at an unconscious competence level.

4. Unconscious Competence

When the human brain is at this stage, the being has already developed competence at such levels where the desired actions to execute the skill have become internalized by constant practice as second nature.  The being is able to perform the skill effortlessly without having to think about his actions or what he has to do next. When the being has achieved such competence, he is able to multitask and perform the skill while doing something else. For example, someone who has acquired competence in driving at >unconscious competence level may now be able to hold business negotiations with person sitting next to him in the car while driving at the same time. He no longer needs to drive with conscious attention on driving alone.

This is the stage where most people want to be. However, most people who acquire this stage of unconscious competence are not able to teach others how they have performed a given skillful act. The thought patterns involved in performing such skillful act become so much internalized at the intuitive level of the being that it becomes difficult for the performer to recognize and explain these thought processes to others in sequential manner how he did it.

Furthermore, people in the leadership positions and the high achievers may not be happy in this state of being because when the skillful actions are performed at intuitive level without thinking, repeated performance of the same skill in a different situation is not guaranteed. 

5. Enlightened Competence

This stage was not explained originally in the Four Stages of Conscious Competence Theory proposed by US Gordon Training International and was added by Lorgene A Mata, PhD, in 2004.

This is the stage higher and above unconscious competence and has been achieved only by a few skillful people, thus far. With the passage of time, the norms and standards of skillful behavior or desirable outcomes are redefined by evolving human society. The human brain which has acquired unconscious competence to perform skills at intuitive level in previous situations may find itself unable to replicate the same skill on sustained and successful basis when confronted with the new situations or new environment.

In order to acquire the state of enlightened competence, the human brain needs to reach a mindful state where it can reflect and think while performing the skill to direct the knowledge acquired by past experience. Then brain has to use this knowledge to modify and tweak the actions and behavior of the being to achieve the desired outcomes in new situations.

When the being has acquired enlightened competence, then the human brain has reached a stage where it can reapply what it knows to get the desired outcome each time, without any doubt or fear!

References

Dickmann MH, Blair NS (2001). Connecting Leadership to the Brain. Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press.

Hunter M. (1982). Mastery teaching: Increasing instructional effectiveness in elementary and secondary schools. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Hunter R. (2004). Madeline Hunter’s mastery teaching. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

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    When the man expect to learn skills, the human brain has to go through so many steps to learn a perfect skill.

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  • http://www.thisoldbrain.net/ Mike @ This Old Brain Dot Net

    I liked this – use the model often with clients who are disappointed with their progress. Good job.

  • Anonymous

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    The taman the carrier of genetic information as microchips caary your good and the bad things to your future birth as against the pride and prejudised medical theories,thrownig away your religious differences the universal love ,love for each other that connects all of us to the socalle Higg’s boson of love dwells at the heart of all humanbeings along the plane of hologram.Man must tune himself to the ultimate frequency of Higg’sLove boson to be outof our Karma to join with him.

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  • Sankaravelayudhan Nandakumar

    Solar magnetic symmetry breaking dynamics between cross polarised dynamics towards d polarisation has been observed on the palm print of W.T.stead trvael line ending in cross and Lady Doff Gordon’s as square protective sign from a downing attarctiveforce in air-water affined genes
    This matter is very very important as this will reveal an intersting cross polarised rsonance observed as a cross at the end of travel line as per the palm prinyt of W.T.Stead who was drowned into sea in Titanic who was born between JUn-July confirming a cross polarised oscillation of genes recorded as a cross along the plane of holgram ,the palm print.This could demonstarate a typical cross polarised oscillation of solar magnetic field along the air -water affined bosenova resonances
    With polarization oriented at 45o with respect to axes x and y, the Stokes (anti-Stokes) pulse is split into two pulses with equal power in MF2 polarized along axes x and y,respectively, resulting in a four-pulse co-propagation configuration in MF2. The electric fieldof the four-pulse is,Es(t,z)=Esx(t,z)x+Esy(t,z)y, (1a)
    Eas(t,z)=Easx(t,z)x+Easy(t,z)y . (1b)For this short fiber, group velocity dispersion (GVD) is negligible [17]. Pulses polarizedalong axis x walk off from pulses polarized along axis y in MF2 due to PMD. By adjusting therelative delay of the anti-Stokes pulse with respect to the Stokes pulse in MF2, we canarrange to overlap either Esx(t,z)x with Easy(t,z)y or Esy(t,z)x with Easx(t,z)y. These delay configurations acted as genetic timer in case of W.T.Stead ,journalist of Review of Reviewers..
    At delay t1, overlap only occurs between Easx and Esy. In this case we launch the anti-Stokes pulse ahead of the Stokes pulse into MF2. Cross-polarized photon pairs in the state|x>|y> are generated by FWM at the middle frequency. This is similar to a collinear degenerate type-II PDC process
    (2) At delay t 3, overlap only occurs between Easy and Esx, generating cross-polarized photon pairs in the state |x>|y> at the middle frequency through FWM. In this case, we launch the Stokes pulse ahead of the anti-Stokes pulse into MF2.(3) At a delay t2 between t1 and t3, both Stokes and anti-Stokes pulses enter MF2 at the same time. Before the PMD walk-off, FWM can occur in both parallel- and cross-polarization schemes. For FWM with parallel-polarized pump pulses, Easx overlaps with Esx to generate photon pairs in the polarization state |x>|x> along axis x, Easy overlaps with Esy to generate photon pairs in the polarization state |y>|y> along axis y. These two processes are coherent forming a superposed state.
    This only has occured in solar magnetic field resonance that initiated a holographic cross at the end of travel line from T cell ejections of W.T.Stead as well as that of Lord Kitchner former naval commander of England.
    Sankara Velayudhan Nandakumar,astrogeneticist along with Dr.James E. Rothman, Ph.D., the Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Biomedical Sciences and chair of the medical school’s Department of Cell Biology, Hon. Sir J.Pendry F.R.S of imperial college uk special officer on combustion nano technology along with Dr.GANESAN ,IIT professor ,combustion dept Cape Institute of Technology,Nagercoil formerly with ,KNSK Engineering college ,Nagercoil as research scholar,Anna University with Hubble space research committee of Hon.Roger Davies,Hon.Collin Webbs FRS of Laser dn of Oxford uk,Hon.Marteen Rees ,Emeritus Professor of cosmology Cambridge ,former president of Royal society, London.
    Sankara Velayudhan Nandakumar member PNAS ,American ,JILA,NIST Group member on behalf of Cape Institute of technology Energy system dept Loyola college of Engineering and technology ,Member American committee for the Weizman institute of science ,Energy renovation committee cape Institute of Technology,Nagercoil ,former Guest lecturer ,KNSK Enginering college ,Anna University have surprisingly found out genetic mirror

  • Sankaravelayudhan Nandakumar

    The travel line ending in a CROSS on the lunar mount to deal with water affined catastrophe as indicated in case of W.T.Stead ,the journalist of “Review of Reviewers” with the hand of Lady Doff Gordon who had SQUARE at the end of travel line is considered as a protective sign indicating the water affined genes of cross oscillation towards square oscillation as the solar magnetic field of exotic phase chnaging symmetry oscillates between june-july for genetic symmetry breaking may be dealt with based on our resaerch works carried as part of astro genetics may be dealt with in future.The exotic phase changing water affined emssions while the sun moves through cancer,Scorpio,Pisces to deal with quasinatured fermion-boson oscillation dynamics that deals with a deviation from Bose Einstein condensation and relative stimulations in water affined genes requires a deep study.On the defence side this information gives a clue on laser stimulated biostimulation involved in water affined genes to deal with astro genetic implications along the plane of plam print as hologram.
    Oxford-Hubble Anna University Research team has come out with surprising rotating jump over resonance symmetry breaking magneto optic quantum sectors of space over which the planets spin for typical spin resonances and relative emissions. An interesting jump over resonances for magneto optic quantum sectors over which the planets spin over for differentiated resonance change over and related emissions along the plane of hologram is application teleportation dynamics. Sun as a source of hologram oscillate along symmetry breaking jump over frequency of resonances break up for 12 magneto optic quantum sector of space responsible for ever rotating solar magnetic field emissions along the special plane of hologram over which planetary boundaries spin for differentiated dampness-frequency gluon quark spins.

    Jump resonance is a phenomenon where smooth changes in the input of a nonlinear filter lead to abrupt changes in its output. For over 50 years, research has defined the region of operation where jump resonance can occur so that this region may be avoided by limiting the signal amplitude of operation. As the frequency is increased the amplitude increase to appoint and further increase in the frequency will cause a jump accompanying changes in amplitude and phase. This change over along the frequency—dampness between positive/negative frequency dampness as varied along the four quadrants forming a shift between a hard and soft spring symmetric oscillations for break at critical points. This paper provides an intuitive understanding of jump resonance and predicts the behavior of the system in the jump resonance regime, the fundamental U(2n) must have half –integral spin absent at Pisces, but available at Cancer and Scorpio and sub group SU(2) is activated.
    Solar magnetic field dynamics resonate for super conductive effects as the sun moves through cancer, as leading quasi half spin over and full spin resonances, leading half spin at Scorpio and leading full spin at Pisces with some ratio of boson: fermion resonances typically enhancing full spin polarization water affined dynamics graphically represented as showing the differentiable solar magnetic field associated by????? phonon interactive dynamics for typical gluon spin outputs. The more complex system like helium 3 there are variety of collective modes involving four bosonic and four fermionic operators thus acting as ladder operators as the system goes for spontaneous charge symmetry breaking thus induces a broken symmetry.
    Out of s pairing of three pairing as collective mode is for??low energy excitations of Goldstone the weak coupling limit on In the???quasi electron and the amplitude( first case mars is a fall ,second case moon is a fall and the third case Mercury is a fall. This means the first quadrant predominance in the first case.
    The catastrophe of water affined cross resonance is activated by the cross at the end of travel line as indicated on the palm
    December 17, 2009 9:19 PM

    Nandakumar Sankara Velayudhan said…
    The travel line ending in a CROSS on the lunar mount to deal with water affined catastrophe as indicated in case of W.T.Stead ,the journalist of “Review of Reviewers” with the hand of Lady Doff Gordon who had SQUARE at the end of travel line is considered as a protective sign indicating the water affined genes of cross oscillation towards square oscillation as the solar magnetic field of exotic phase chnaging symmetry oscillates between june-july for genetic symmetry breaking may be dealt with based on our resaerch works carried as part of astro genetics may be dealt with in future.The exotic phase changing water affined emssions while the sun moves through cancer,Scorpio,Pisces to deal with quasinatured fermion-boson oscillation dynamics that deals with a deviation from Bose Einstein condensation and relative stimulations in water affined genes requires a deep study.On the defence side this information gives a clue on laser stimulated biostimulation involved in water affined genes to deal with astro genetic implications along the plane of plam print as hologram.
    Oxford-Hubble Anna University Research team has come out with surprising rotating jump over resonance symmetry breaking magneto optic quantum sectors of space over which the planets spin for typical spin resonances and relative emissions. An interesting jump over resonances for magneto optic quantum sectors over which the planets spin over for differentiated resonance change over and related emissions along the plane of hologram is application teleportation dynamics. Sun as a source of hologram oscillate along symmetry breaking jump over frequency of resonances break up for 12 magneto optic quantum sector of space responsible for ever rotating solar magnetic field emissions along the special plane of hologram over which planetary boundaries spin for differentiated dampness-frequency gluon quark spins.

    Jump resonance is a phenomenon where smooth changes in the input of a nonlinear filter lead to abrupt changes in its output. For over 50 years, research has defined the region of operation where jump resonance can occur so that this region may be avoided by limiting the signal amplitude of operation. As the frequency is increased the amplitude increase to appoint and further increase in the frequency will cause a jump accompanying changes in amplitude and phase. This change over along the frequency—dampness between positive/negative frequency dampness as varied along the four quadrants forming a shift between a hard and soft spring symmetric oscillations for break at critical points. This paper provides an intuitive understanding of jump resonance and predicts the behavior of the system in the jump resonance regime, the fundamental U(2n) must have half –integral spin absent at Pisces, but available at Cancer and Scorpio and sub group SU(2) is activated.
    Solar magnetic field dynamics resonate for super conductive effects as the sun moves through cancer, as leading quasi half spin over and full spin resonances, leading half spin at Scorpio and leading full spin at Pisces with some ratio of boson: fermion resonances typically enhancing full spin polarization water affined dynamics graphically represented as showing the differentiable solar magnetic field associated by????? phonon interactive dynamics for typical gluon spin outputs. The more complex system like helium 3 there are variety of collective modes involving four bosonic and four fermionic operators thus acting as ladder operators as the system goes for spontaneous charge symmetry breaking thus induces a broken symmetry.
    Out of s pairing of three pairing as collective mode is for??low energy excitations of Goldstone the weak coupling limit on In the???quasi electron and the amplitude( first case mars is a fall ,second case moon is a fall and the third case Mercury is a fall. This means the first quadrant predominance in the first case.
    The catastrophe of water affined cross resonance is activated by the cross at the end of travel line as indicated on the palm

Simi Agarwal, DDS

Simi Agarwal, DDS, is a dental surgeon and published medical writer from the University of Pune, Medical & Dental College and Hospital. She is certified by the General Dental Council, London and is a member of the Indian Medical (Dental) Association. She has been a regular contributor to several medical websites and blogs.
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