Unconscious Competence LO28464

From: Fred Nickols (nickols@safe-t.net)
Date: 05/11/02

Responding to Rick Karash in LO28453 --

> From a very old discussion here... Who is was the original creator of
>the four-stage model:
>I now have this message from Linda Adams, president of Gordon
>Training International...
>Perhaps our mystery is solved!
> >Dear Rick:
> >
> >We were recently asked by an author who is finishing up a book to confirm
> >whether or not Dr. Thomas Gordon, our founder, was the originator of The
> >Learning Stages. i.e., unconsciously unskilled, consciously unskilled,
> >consciously skilled, unconsiously skilled.
> >
> >The model was developed by one of our employees and course developers in the
> >1970's and first appeared in our Teacher Effectiveness Training Instructor
> >Guide in the early 70's. It has been a part of all of our programs since
> >that time. We have never added a fifth stage.

Ordinarily, I try not to be snotty but this is just way too, too,
toooooooooo tempting.

 From now on, if I am ever again asked about the origins of the model, I
will say that it was developed by "one of our employees and course

My snottiness out of the way, I seem to recall that the Teacher
Effectiveness and Leader Effectiveness and other Effectiveness training
did have something to do with it all. In my many boxes of older books I
think I even have one of the first editions dealing with teacher
effectiveness training. I'll dig it out and see what's what.

Thanks for the lead, Rick; I've been on the trail of this baby for several
years now.

Fred Nickols
"Assistance at A Distance"


Fred Nickols <nickols@safe-t.net>

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