Researcher and Educator L. Dee Finkhas developed a 6-aspect taxonomy of teaching designed to maximise learning in the classroom. At Torque & Speed, this taxonomy is the framework within which much of our ideas are given life, as we feel that every experience is a learning opportunity – indeed, lifelong learning is a hallmark of those who continue to develop and grow their professions and their lives.
Reformed as questions, this framework takes on this look:
Values: What are you willing to do – and not willing to do – to get what you want? What gives your life purpose and meaning? How do you respect the people, things and ideas that appear in your life? What ideals do you strive to embody?
Knowledge: What do you know? Terms. concepts, principles; what is possible, probable, likely and unlikely in a given context; the trends and patterns of behaviour in people, institutions, systems and structures. How well do you know yourself?
Skills: What are you able to accomplish? What do you do well?
Relationships: How do you see and honour the people in your life? How do you establish, develop and maintain your relationships? What room do you allow for your relationships to have a natural cycle of birth, growth, maturity and death?
Your own learning: How do you learn? What habits enhance your intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth?
Integrating it all: How mindful are you in your daily life, and as you plan your short- and long-term goals, of your values, knowledge, skills, relationships and habits of learning?
These questions may seem too much or they may seem basic, but using them as a framework for managing your personal and professional development is a helpful tool for seeing, growing and reaching your full potential in this lifetime.
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