I’ll assert that right now, the most profound weakness of my education, including 4.5 years at Johns Hopkins University, was the focus on facts rather than on skills.
Facts inform and keep us from being ignorant.
Sure, skills are often grounded in facts.
Facts without any connection to the skill being cultivated or explored end up in the memory dustbin once they are no longer needed.
Sorta like digesting facts, then excreting them after the test is over.
Gotta admit – sometimes I forget to put facts and processes into the framework of a real skill SO THAT…
The “so that” is crucial, isn’t it? It ties us to the talent we’ll have as we apply practices, processes, and adopt empowering frames of reference.
When you consider the real skill of Be Calm and Confident, what would be the SO THAT… what would be the benefit to you?