Unconscious Competence LO19991

Wed, 25 Nov 1998 09:30:12 EST

Replying to LO19970 --

In a message dated 11/24/98 3:33:31 PM, you wrote:

>So why would one be satisfied having reaching a state of conscious
>competence? Shouldn't we feel a certain discomfort having reached a level
>that within our own minds tells us that we are competent? Shouldn't that
>concern us because certainly there is more out there to learn in any
>endeavor? Somehow or other, at this point our view begins to point inward
>rather than outward. We stop scanning the environment and we begin to
>slip into stagnation.

I'd like to reiterate a distinction that I think is important here. I
consider competence as a separate domain to knowledge or competence even
though they are related. This allows unconscious competence AND conscious
learning. To me, this handles this dilemma that keeps coming up here.
Even though we are competent, we STILL scan the environment and continue

Hope this helps.

Margaret McIntyre



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