Are there stages of adult learning? Yes there are. Sometimes we resist them or forget they are a part of the learning process.
As a life long learner, it never ceases to amaze me how the four stages of learning repeat themselves. In other words, I can’t skip a step, though I would love to. I am sure you would also, particularly when acquiring a skill, technique or knowledge that seems to take so long.
I refer to them as the four stages of learning. They are also known as the “four stages of competence” and the “four levels of teaching.”
What Are the Four Stages of Learning?
In sequence, they are:
1. Unconscious incompetence
2. Conscious incompetence
3. Conscious competence
4. Unconscious competence
Can you relate to any or all of the above with a recent learning experience?