Making Opportunities/OG

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Making Opportunities
Contributors Takashi Iba, Mami Sakamoto
Last modification June 5, 2017
Source Iba & Sakamoto (2011)[1]
Pattern formats OPR Alexandrian
Learning domain

Opportunities for learning are created, not something that you chance upon or wait for.
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“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”— Francis Bacon

“In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind.” — Louis Pasteur

“Action is the foundational key to all success.” — Pablo Picasso


You are ready to learn, perhaps having some expectations for opportunities for learning.

▼In this context

There are few good opportunities for learning compared with your expectations.

• Given opportunities are not always suitable for you.
• It is not easy to notice what is not there.


Make opportunities for learning by yourself, based on your interests.

• Consider your interests, and specify the knowledge and skills that you want / need to learn.
• Seek the information related to your needs, and explore the way of learning.
• Set yourself in the environment to start learning, for example taking a course, joining the project, or buying the books.


  1. Iba, T., & Sakamoto, M. (2011). Learning patterns III: a pattern language for creative learning. In Proceedings of the 18th Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP 2011) (p. 29). New York:ACM.