I was tickled to read in Teaching by Lecture of what N. Whitman calls the four levels of competency. The levels advance thus (my paraphrasing in parenthesis):
- Unconscious incompetence (you don’t know you can’t do it)
- Conscious incompetence (you know you can’t do it)
- Conscious competence (you know how to do it)
- Unconscious competence (you can do it, but you don’t know how).