Technical Book Development/Interview Protocol

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Current Job Role[edit | edit source]

How would you describe your current working role?

Preferred learning style[edit | edit source]

How would you describe the way you prefer to learn? (vocab: hands-on, methodical, experiential, reflective, pragmatic, eager, lazy, peer-to-peer, group, taught)

Recent Learning Task[edit | edit source]

For the purpose of the remainder of the interview, please recall a recent significant learning task in the broad professional area of the software practitioner, and for a few minutes, think back over the learning period before answering.

Learning Subject[edit | edit source]

What was the specific subject of the learning activity? (vocab: a language, framework, development approach...)

Learning Objective[edit | edit source]

What was the purpose of this learning activity? (vocab: to develop, to gain familiarity, to be able to manager others, to teach others, to advise clients, for personal interest .. )

Learning Strategy[edit | edit source]

How would you describe the learning strategy you adopted?

Resources used[edit | edit source]

Using the resource checklist as a starting point, which THREE resources did you use most in this learning activity, in what order and what did you gain from each?

Books[edit | edit source]

Specifically, what books did you buy or consider buying and how were they used?

Focus[edit | edit source]

How did you maintain focus on the subject without following lots of interesting side-issues?

Validation[edit | edit source]

How did you validate your understanding? How do you know when you know enough?

See One, Do one, Teach one[edit | edit source]

What was the proportion of passive learning, active learning and teaching?

Review[edit | edit source]

What would you change about this learning process with hindsight?

Handing on[edit | edit source]

What advice would you give to a colleague about to undertake the same learning task?

Resource List[edit | edit source]

Resource List