The new paradigm of learning prioritises states not skills

Written by Stuart Haden on July 19, 2017

The traditional paradigm of learning is skills development. However, the emerging approach is state development. Let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater. Skills are important, but their impact has a direct correlation with your state of being. Well-being and being well. Heart, mind and spirit.

For example, picture yourself as a skilled presenter who is also enjoying the birth of a new born child. In your sleep derived stupor the potential impact with your audience may well be limited. You simply struggle to access those well honed skills. They sit on the sidelines, redundant.

Very often our state trumps skills. If we are feeling confident, brave and in the zone our ability to deliver a difficult message surfaces with ease. Maybe a feedback model operates in the background, or maybe the heart, mind and spirit provides a guiding light.