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Learning

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Paula Andrea Moreno Gutierrez

on 31 January 2015

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Transcript of Learning

Learning
Learn

how to
CHUNKING
Key concepts of the Coursera MOOC
Your brain has 2 modes of thinking
FOCUSED
DIFFUSE
Meditate
Drive
Exercise
Walk
Paint
Bath
Sleep
Your thoughts float loosely inside your brain, making new wide connections between ideas
LONG TERM MEMORY
Conscious
Subconscious
You can only pick one at a time
WORKING
MEMORY
Divide learning in multiple sessions over several days
Use a kitchen clock to structure your work in 25-minute sessions, each separated by a short break
Study at places you are not used to
(you may even consider taking study trips)
When you concentrate intensely on something
Like looking at a detailed but narrow picture

Your thoughts move in a reduced space
The interchange between them helps you select the best new paths
Metaphors
provide powerful learning techniques
Does all the background processing
Ties out different combinations of thoughts, based on the information you provide to it
Works better when your mind is not occupied by anything in particular
It's like a library that stores memories and fundamental concepts

Constant recall builds lasting memories
SLEEP
Read more in mindtools.com - The Pomodoro Technique®
Don't keep working during break time
When you have completed four "pomodori," take a longer break to rest and recharge.
Establish the duration of intervals that suits best for you
Avoid all distractions
Has
4 cores
for all simultaneous tasks
Use it wisely!
To keep things in mind, relate them to others familiar to you
Locate a list of items in a place you know
PROCRASTINATION
Does the
quality control
of neural synapses
Washes away
toxins
accumulated while awake
Helps solve difficult problems and understand though concepts
Your subconscious runs free!
Eat your
frogs
-hard tasks - first thing in the morning
Used to consciously process problems and create ideas
Learning process
It's like a chalkboard, things erase easily
Focus on important things before bed
You will increase your chances of dreaming about them and enhance understanding
Unpleasant task
Pain
Switch attention to a more pleasant task
Temporary reward
Continue
working
Pain desapears briefly
Long time reward
Focus on the PROCESS, not the product
Avoid cues that help you get distracted
Source: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/8e/97/3e/8e973eb17b18bb792ab6e9784afb5829.jpg
Use analogies to remember numbers
Bounding pieces of information together through use and meaning to form
"Chunks"
that compactly synthesize ideas
Chunks get more complex as you learn, but they also get easier to store
Tip:
How to get diffuse
Illusions of competence
Foccused
Understanding
Practice
Recall test
Transfer
Interleave
attention
Keys for building chunks:
the topic helps to build a smaller chunk
to enhance and expand your repertory

constantly, yourself after each session
chunks from a topic you know, to one you are learning
Use different topics, aproaches and techniques in one sesion
Moments when you think you are learning, but you are not
How to avoid them:
Don't fool yourself
Test yourself frecuently
Mistakes help you detect your pitfalls
Use deliberate practice: practice specially the most difficult concepts
Use notes in the margins of text instead of highlighting
Einstellung
Fundamental for learning new concepts
Cranial nerves reminder
A concept or pattern you know prevents you to find the best answer to another
Warning
6-8
hours per
day
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