I hadn’t thought about this in the context of the Real Learning book. It empowers people by making them confident they can accelerate their learning and improve their intelligence. It’s the confidence that beams from people’s faces when they have a degree! A credential! My students were receiving BSBA degrees. Their lives would never be the same.
If people can demonstrate that they have taken 6 of the key steps, sort of like boy scout merit badges, they could swear they’d keep their act together. this stuff is important. Insert Eagle medal here. Time to call Anne Derryberry in Sonoma for a chat.