Forgetting What You Didn’t Know

June 26, 2012 — Leave a comment

It’s amazing how I’ve forgotten my learning. I don’t know what I didn’t know, which makes teaching much harder – be it English or otherwise.

I’ve encountered this phenomenon when training others at work. I expect it will be much harder teaching English overseas, because I wasn’t cognizant of the fact that I was learning as I came to speak English.

I try to be conscious of this, but how does it effect the education system? Is this something teachers are taught to deal with?

It’s something organizations should give some thought to, as they bring new members on their team.