Learning how to learn
The first 20 hours – How to learn anything?
- 10, 000 hrs to learn something (not true)
- From nil to reasonably good
- 20 hrs is all you need.
- 4 Steps to rapid acquisition.
1. Deconstruct the skill.
2. Learn enough to self-correct. (Then get creative)
3. Remove practice barriers (focus)
4. Practice at least 20 hours.
5 techniques to speak any language
1. Make mistakes.
2. Scrap the foreign alphabet.
3. Finding a stickler.
4. Shower conversations (Practice and get creative)
5. Buddy formula.
Learning how to learn | Barbara Oakley
- Focused mode: this is when we think of the details. Action?
- Diffuse mode: this is when we think of general ideas or when relaxed (not thinking about it ). Reflection?
Jump back and forth between focused and diffuse modes of thinking.
- Just start and it will gradually feel ok
- Think of something else – something nice and do it
Focus for 25 mins on studying using a timer not allowing any distractions.
- After that, take a break and do something fun
- Slow thinking can be good because it can encourage mastery of a subject.
1. Find out how much effort for the task.
3. Make accurate estimation to do the task.
4. Recap, review.
5. Set a timetable.
6. Find your personal objective
After watching these video, I feel that there is a similar patterns. A patterns on how to have a quick and efficient learning.
- Focus. Short focus. 20 minutes seem to be a golden number. The Pomodoro technique and the time for the short memory transit to intermittent memory.
- Make mistake. Learn from the mistake and correct it. By yourself or buddy. And get creative.
- Deconstruct the activity. Break it up into smaller task and set the objective.