This guy was freakin awesome and he really struck a chord with me. It's so wierd how he was there about questioning but I ended up taking away so much about other things. Actually, I did take a bit of everything from him.
The 'pentagon of understanding' that encumpasses all ways of knowing really stuck in my mind the most. I related it back to my experience of travelling to Guatemala.
Here are the sides (I can't draw them)
My partner is 1/2 Guatemalan and I guess that's where my story begins. Her mum was born and raised there but left to have all of her children in New Zealand. I had a distorted 'understanding' of Guatemala based on some facts, behaviours and concepts that I understood at the time.
However, once travelling there in 2003, I was able to include some experience, linguistic and conceptual knowledge to my increasing fact and behaviour knowledge.
Finally by the end of a 5 month stay in 2005, my understanding of Guatemala was sound as I had developed and combined experience, factual information, Linguistic, Conceptual, and Behaviours and skills knowledge.
This was over about 6 years! I guess good things take time.
There were so many other points Trevor brought up and it was a fantastic day! I really enjoyed the sound of his voice; and it was obvious he knew what he was talking about.
He is someone who I aspire to be.