I appreciated the wider perspective that I got from glancing through these slides by Patrick Kua:
Pragmatic Thinking & Learning, this presentation was a gentle and useful introduction to the whole idea of the Dreyfus model of skill aquisition.
Another very useful idea that this presentation expressed was the contrast between "skill-acquiring apprentice" vs. "closed-minded expert". Patrick said that the "skill-acquiring" attribute can also apply to highly-skilled practitioners.
Among the tips Patrick gave, the following were useful to me:
- You can't be an expert on everything. [so don't even try]
- How can I try this safely?
- How does this fit in my world?
- Remain curious.
- Mix with diverse groups.
- Beware of built-in biases.
- Avoid judging early.
The reason I decided to compare/contrast some of the ideas in this presentation was actually because of my forays into the Pragmatic Thinking & Learning book, which was one of three "Further Resources" offered at the end.
Patrick recommended the following books for further learning:
Because of the context in which the Apprenticeship Patterns book appears, I want to read that as a next step for learning how to make a real difference at FamilySearch.