The skill of competence

Making Learners Extraordinary ™

It is becoming increasingly clear that none of the jobs that people do today will even exist in five years time (apart from maybe undertaking). Therefore, there is no point in teaching students to regurgitate rote, disconnected facts. We cannot predict which facts they might need because we don’t know what they will be doing and, even if we did, the jobs of the future will not require low-level cognitive skills like fact-knowing. Instead, these jobs will be replaced by computers – Google will know facts for us. Instead, we will need to use higher level cognitive processes. Neuroscience shows that these are the executive skills that coordinate the brain.

At the Extraordinary Learning Foundation™, we have been working on better ways of developing the higher level skills of comprehension and communication. When you look at the performance of experts and scan their brains in a scanner then different areas ‘light-up’…

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2 Comments on “The skill of competence”

  1. howardat58 says:

    I am inspired. I read the lot. Love the diagrams.graphics. My thoughts are moving towards the Gurgitation-Regurgitation model for the new generation of high staked tests. based on research by a brilliant teacher in rural Transylvania, whose childhood was spent watching the cows,

  2. Tempe says:

    Tragically funny. Thanks Greg.


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