5 stages of learning

In ALL contexts, according to the brain's internal mechanisms

Developed by Aditya Shukla, Author, Psychologist, and edtech consultant

Range of learning

Generalized learning


At this stage, all learning comes together to adapt and solve novel problems

At this stage, a person can only recognize they know something



 Repeated exposure leads to familiarity, so people then recognize what they are learning.

Focus: Recognizing



With enough repetition and rehearsal, a person can remember and recall what they have learned. Just remember.

Focus: Remember and repeat something without help


Minimum proficiency

Here, a person can execute their learning at the "easy" level. This happens after many instances of remembering + using knowledge in the real-world.

Focus: Execute skills at a passable level


True comprehension

With true comprehension, learning is fairly automatic and skills execution requires lesser effort. A person starts having insights into their knowledge.

Focus: Beginning of expertise


Generalized learning

Generalized learning comes from extensive practice and diverse knowledge. A person can solve new problems and connect the dots.

Focus: Expert, thought leadership, innovation


This is how you go  from a beginner to an innovator