14/09/04

We all have our favorite ways of learning new stuff. Some of us take notes, others draw things, still others doodle something on the margin of a page.

However, few know that your success as a learner also depends on what you actually know about the learning process itself.

Check out: 4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

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Listen

learning

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Glossary

  • kinda – kind of
  • impart – to communicate the knowledge of : disclose <imparted my scheme to no one>
  • lore – traditional knowledge or belief
  • contend – to compete with someone or for something : to compete with a good chance of winning
  • instantly – without delay
  • grasp – an understanding of something

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Think about it

Answer the questions below.

  • What kinds of prior knowledge do you need to learn new things?
  • Which kind of knowledge are educators and parents good at imparting?
  • What kind of deficits do low-achieving students seem to have according to new education research?
  • What is fluency and how can it get you into trouble?
  • What is the value of reflection in the process of learning?

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Practice makes perfect

Fill in the blank spaces with the missing words. Use ONE word per blank space. Parents and educators are pretty good ________ imparting the first kind of knowledge,” shares psych writer Annie Murphy Paul. “We’re comfortable talking ________ concrete information: names, dates, numbers, facts. But the guidance we offer ________ the act of learning itself — the ‘metacognitive’ aspects of learning — is more hit-or-miss, and ________ shows.” To wit, new education research ________ that low-achieving students have “substantial deficits” in their understanding of the cognitive strategies that ________ people to learn well. This, Paul says, suggests that part of the reason students perform poorly is that they don’t know a lot about ________ learning actually works. .

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