Technical Book Development/Interview Protocol

Current Job Role edit

How would you describe your current working role?

Preferred learning style edit

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

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

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

Learning Objective edit

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

How would you describe the learning strategy you adopted?

Resources used edit

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

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

Focus edit

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

Validation edit

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

See One, Do one, Teach one edit

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

Review edit

What would you change about this learning process with hindsight?

Handing on edit

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

Resource List edit

Resource List