1-2-3 of Learning how to become a star or the best you can be
1 Hunting for the terminology or those who are facilitating the practices of this
This is what excites me most about studies of (action) learning. But I don?t know the jargon- what terms do I need to search for educators who study or structure mentoring to help people achieve this. Where are the practice communities that I can listen to or converse in
2 Examples of who?s truly facilitating this are easy for me to spot
You want an example whose bookmark you can look at http://www.twlc.org/ ? try the revolutionary apprenticeship format that Tiger Woods is experimenting with, and open sourcing
Less famous examples: are wherever someone in an inner city starts saying they want to see young hubs next to schools. That welcome adolescents cross-culturally and as project mobilisation centres where they help choose the projects. For example, Sofia/>/>?s teams aim to facilitate this in London/>/> ?project Turn Up the Courage. http://searchtheresa.blogspot.com
What?s the best metric. Drucker?s colleagues at Claremont/>/> are nearest at this in my view. They measure what % of time is someone spending at the edge of experiences that improve their own deepest competences. I would hypothesise that if you can get a child and peers all having an intense experience of this for a few months (the self-confidence and discovery of a skill they can develop) then that?s the most magical piece in education for say a 10-15 year old. In this context facilitation processes like open space are the clearing house process you need to mix and match discovery and co-mentoring
Oddly when reality tv programmes are at their best , you get a brief glimpse of someone discovering their action learning exponential
3 How did I come 2?
In sports I was lucky to watch great amateurs developing ? in tennis (I was born in Wimbledon/> and when I was 7 you could go down after school and watch amateurs developing). The only team I ever really loved spectating went all the way from amateur to top professional division. In theatre or talent contests, I have loved festivals eg Edinburgh/>/> or stages eg Rada and pub theatres in London/>/> where you can got and spot a start being born.
However, my first job was 3 years in the UK/>/>?s national development program in computer assisted learning 1973-1976. We did enough experiments for me to be convinced this is the great possibility of computers in learning. It ca free up a teacher?s time so they can study who?s great at what, and then put them on customised mentoring programs even if these need to involve a lot of personal tutoring at the confidence building stage before a kid can go off and search the knowledge, project experiences and mentors they need.