The Conscious Competence Matrix: Process & Power
The Conscious Competence Matrix outlines the process that we all go through as we develop new skills. The process begins with us in darkness (not knowing we don't know) and ends with us pulling others out of the darkness (knowing something so well that we can teach others). In laying out this process in basic steps, it empowers us to use this tool as a means of informing and transforming™ our own teaching practices.
Consciously Unconsciously Skilled
At this stage, you are so comfortable performing this skill that you are able to successfully teach others how to do it. This demonstrates a solid grasp in understanding as you are able to help others achieve the same. To others, you are so comfortable that you can share that comfort.
This is the stage of ownership.
In this stage, your skills are quite refined. You can do this skill successfully without having to think about it. This shows how much practice and effort you have put into this. To others, you make it look natural and effortless whenever you do it.
This is the stage of internalization.
When you are consciously skilled at something, it means that you are able to do it well though not consistently and not without effort. Being at this stage signifies that you know how to do the skill and can execute it effectively as long as you stay present. To others, it may look awkward, but it's clear to see you're getting it.
This is the stage of renting.
There is a time in which we know that we don't know how to do something or that we sense there is something that we lack. It is this stage that we begin to open up to change by "admitting" a need. To others, it may look like a big "ah-ha" or a bit confusing.
This is the stage of awakening.
When you don't know that you don't know, who's to blame? For some reason, the experiences that you have been given have yet to inform you of the skill and its necessity. To others, it may seem bewildering that we don't see, but it's only because our eyes have yet to open.
This is the stage of blissful ignorance.
The Conscious Competence Matrix is a simple and effective way to break down the process of learning into tangible stages. There are many benefits to looking at teaching and learning through this lens. The four biggest ones are:
- Common Language improves communication.
- Knowing the process that I am going through increases my awareness and my resiliency.
- Being able to assess my own progress is empowering.
- Using a common framework promotes community.
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