Technical Book Development/Interview Protocol
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?