Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Rule of Five

Learning is based, in part, on repetition. Most of what you see and hear on a daily basis will be forgotten if there is only the single (or initial) stimulus. One method to improve your overall memory is to employ the ‘Rule of Five’ review technique for important material. Research suggests this works as multiple […]

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Learn to Learn (Metalearning)

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him think… The first 15 years of the 21st century has certainly made two things abundantly clear: Change is the new constant. Change will continue at an ever-increasing speed. This means the any skills you have today will become obsolete sooner than could have […]

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How Practice Makes Perfect

Psychologist Edward Lee Thorndike (1874-1949) proposed the “Law of Exercise” which stated that the more times a response is made in a given situation, the stronger it becomes. As a behaviorist, he suggested that stimulus-response associations are strengthened through repetition. This was an early idea about learning, based on animal studies. In other words, he […]

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What’s Your Learning Goal?

What new skill, activity, hobby, or subject matter do you want to learn about? I suggest pursuing one major learning goal for 2015. Perhaps you would like to delve deep into history and become an American Civil War buff or an expert on the campaigns of Alexander the Great. Maybe you would like to learn […]

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