Thanks Sam for your post the other day Conscious Incompetence http://samjpotts.wordpress.com/ as I was able to paraphrase it in my reply to one of the activities on the study desk and also use it here in my blog.
The other day I was asked why I was going to assess some of my tradesmen and trainees before conducting the training I have been developing and I said to my Vietnamese Supervisor “I don’t know what I don’t know” and took the time to explain the many benefits of pre and post training assessment. Three of those reasons are;
1. Knowing what people don’t know helps me to direct the training session to their weaknesses.
2. Know what they do know means I can call on someone who knows that area of the training to assist those that are struggling.
3. It shows me where my training can be improved to ensure all participants complete the training to the standard required.
So thanks Sam – it’s nice to know what I don’t know.