Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
I was more interested in the diagram (above) than the text in this article, as it captures the idea of learning through acting. But as i read through it, I couldn't help thinking, "'Process' is for beginners (or for people doing something so complex, like landing an airliner, they can't be trusted to remember everything)." The expert may do things the same way everything, but 'process' is descriptive, not prescriptive, and the expert will vary a routine instantly at the slightest perturbation - that's how we know they're an expert. So we have to view descriptions of process, such as we see here, as highly abstract and to a large degree fictionalized accounts of how to do things (including how to solve problems).

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