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Learn Better by Ulrich Boser rev. 1
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Who wrote learn better?
Should people be praised for being smart?
No, they learn more when they are praised for effort.
Is there research supporting learning styles?
No, while 80% of public believe this, it is not validated by research.
Are lecture based approaches effective?
No, students in lectures are 50% more likely to fail than students that practice.
How effective is testing yourself?
Testing can an increase positive outcomes by 50%
You cannot learn if you don't want to learn.
Focus is key in the early part of learning. You need to figure out what you want to learn and set goals and targets.
Develop your learning.
Some forms of practice work better than others.
Flesh out skills and knowledge and create your own more meaningful forms of understanding.
This is the phase where we see how it all fits together.
What are the five steps of learning?
Why is rethinking important?
When it comes to learning, it's easy to be overconfident. You need to review your knowledge, reconsider your understanding, and learn from your learning.
Learning is a generative activity - Mayer
We gain expertise by actively producing what we know.
What does learning for meaning require?
Mindfulness about your learning.
Engaging with your own inquiry.
The Joy of Discovery.
What is an exploratory mindset?
Focus on the material you are curious about and has value to you rather than your grade.
What is the Measures of Effective Teaching study?
Encourage contact between students and faculty.
Develop reciprocity and cooperation among students.
Encourage active learning.
Give prompt feedback.
Emphasize time on task.
Communicate high expectations.
Respect diverse talents and ways of learning.
Why should teachers coach instead of teaching?
Coaches help athletes break down the key elements of sports and have the athletes practice them. Thinking needs to be broken down and practiced too.
What are the two most important parts of thinking about thinking?
1) Ask yourself: How will I know what I know? What are my goals? Do I need more background knowledge?.
2) Watch yourself: Could I learn this differently? Am I making progress? Why am I doing what I am doing?
Which is more potent, your I.Q. or you thinking about thinking?
IQ accounts accounts for 25% of learning outcomes.
Thinking about thinking accounts for 40%.
To study, should you A. read a passage 4 times; or B. read it once and quiz yourself 3 times?
Reading a passage once, and practicing recalling it 3 times is more effective for learning than reading the passage 4 times.
What's the hardest part in a learning process?
Understanding the underlying connections and significance. If you don't think it has meaning, you won't learn it.
How do you build mastery?
By applying what you have learned in new situations.
What is the ultimate study time waste?
"Practicing the same thing multiple times in a row. Practice for a long chunk of time, but don't repeat anything."
How might mixing things up apply to improving snowboarding?
Mix things up by going on a green slope one run and a black one the next run.
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