Monthly Archives: September 2015

THE LAWS OF LEARNING: UNDERSTAND HOW TO USE REPETITION

  For learning to become a permanent memory, repetition is usually required. And while the concept of repetition sounds easy enough (how often have you heard "practice makes perfect"?) repetition is arguably the least understood learning principle. Why Repetition is Not a Well-Understood Learning Principle To begin with, if the design of each learning experience…
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THE LAWS OF LEARNING: MAKE ROOM FOR REFLECTION

Reflection is the key to learning. Fortunately, learners don’t have to escape to the woods to be alone like Thoreau to find time for reflection. Reflection can happen anywhere, at anytime.  Everyone experiences reflection. For example, when reading a book, people will often suddenly find themselves no longer reading but rather thinking about things invoked…
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THE LAWS OF LEARNING: LET THEM PERSONALIZE AND TEACH

Did you know that we only learn the ideas we create for ourselves after we have personalized it? This means that we don’t form permanent memories from others' ideas; instead, we form permanent memories from our own ideas! This may sound a bit self-serving and counter-intuitive. You might even be thinking right now, "That's crazy! Of course…
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