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Self-education: how to leverage the end of credentialism - Ness Labs

Stepping Away From Credentialism

The world is already moving towards direct acquisition of skills and away from credentials. Companies are increasingly okay with self-learned, skilled employees that get the job done.

Many online resources like Coursera, edX.org, Udemy and others can open new doors in our lives and provide us with new skills if we can take the plunge.

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Our values
Our values

Our values are our preferences about what we consider appropriate courses of actions.

They strongly influence our decisions. Therefore we should take the time to consider w...

The transmission of values

Personal values can be ethical, moral, ideological, social, or even aesthetic. Values are mostly transmitted through parenting, but our cultural environment also plays a role.

For instance, American parents tend to value intellectual knowledge; Swedish parents value security and happiness; and Dutch parents value independence and the ability to stick to a schedule.

The four personal value orientations

There are four different personal value orientations based on our "terminal values " - our desirable states of existence, and "instrumental values" - the means by which we achieve our end goals.

  1. Personal-competence. "I value wisdom (terminal), which I believe can be achieved through independent thinking (instrumental)."
  2. Personal-moral: "I valued true friendship (terminal), which I believe can be achieved through honesty (instrumental)."
  3. Social-competence: "I valued equality (terminal), which I think can be achieved through ambitious work (instrumental)."
  4. Social-moral: "I value national security (terminal), which I believe can be achieved through obedience (instrumental)."
Metacognition
Metacognition

Metacognition means “thinking about thinking” or “knowing about knowing.” The word “metacognition” means “above cognition”.

It’s translate into being aware of your own awar...

Components that make up metacognition
  • Metacognitive knowledge: What you know about yourself and others in terms of thinking and learning processes.
  • Metacognitive regulation: The methods you use to control your learning.
  • Metacognitive experiences: The thoughts and feelings you have during your learning process.
Metacognitive knowledge categories
  • Declarative knowledge: the knowledge you have about your learning style and about what the factors that influence you.
  • Procedural knowledge: what you know about learning in general - strategies you found or that you have already applied.
  • Conditional knowledge: it refers to knowing when and why you should use declarative and procedural knowledge.
The Components Of Our Emotions
The Components Of Our Emotions

Emotions are useful tools while taking a decision, when utilized in the right way. The three components of our emotional experience are:

  • Physiological: our bodily ch...
Emotions And Our Survival Mechanism

Emotions are not a disposable or unnecessary response, but are signals, giving us vital clues about the state of our mind and body, akin to pain. It is a neglected part of our survival mechanism.

Our natural reaction is to suppress our emotions, but it is increasingly apparent that repression of our emotions, especially the stronger kind, is psychologically and physically harmful to us.

Emotions In The Office

Showing emotion using empathetic and active listening is part of emotional intelligence and is greatly valued as a managerial skill set.

Studies show that empathic leaders enjoy more success and goodwill. Interpersonal communication is greatly enhanced when one is able to read someone's emotions and control one’s emotional reactions.