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Speed up the development of wisdom in persons, organizations, communities, and the public. Organize knowledge using multidimensional modes of practice. Identify their richness and develop them naturally, quickly, and reliably. Read The Ten Principles of Changing Wisdoms.

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“Great Story Telling” as always you placed our town in a very positive light. You are one of those residents who help all of us make a difference. Thanks,
 - Mayor John Byrne, Fuquay Varina, NC

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 - Ami Tori, Editor of Suburban Living Magazines 

For Teachers, Learners, Modes of Practice: Theory and Methodology for Identifying Knowledge Development:
"Dr. David Dirlam has provided the field of education with a technique for truly understanding the intricate and essential pieces of the learning process. This has been done in a way that is complex, as learning is not a simple process. But the complexity which is presented is an indispensable approach to the development of meaningful and transformative education and the assessment of that learning."
- Catherine M. Wehlburg, Interim President of Athens State University and former President of the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education.

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Since 1967, my work has focused on identifying and using a unit of analysis for knowledge development. The resulting “mode of practice” was defined and analyzed in my 2017 book published by Routledge. Research and application of the unit resulted in dozens of discoveries, innovations, and interpretive precedents. I was awarded a James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowship in 1997-98 for furthering this work. After teaching psychological research for decades, my southern Appalachian students achieved Chapter of the Year of the Association for Psychological Science, in which I am a Charter Member. Numerous educational institutions have applied this work to create developmental assessments of learning.

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