Learning stuff

Shoving knowledge into my brain

June 16, 2020 — August 30, 2022

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Teaching, but for myself.

Edward Kmett, Learning to Learn seems popular. Maybe Scott H Young’s pop psychology life hacks approach is useful? The notionally-teaching-oriented article by Ozy Brennan, Evidence-Based Learning Strategies For Homeschoolers has tips that also seem applicable self learning for my inner schoolchild.

Rules for Noobs!:

If you ask someone who’s good at dating for dating advice they’ll often tell you to “just be yourself”. Since they themselves are good at dating, being themselves serves them well. But if your self isn’t good at dating, you should probably be less yourself and more like the self of one of those people who are good at dating.

Also useful: sleep, performance-enhancing supplements, Flashcard repetition

1 Incoming

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2 References

Dunlosky, Rawson, Nathan, et al. 2013. What Works, What Doesn’t.” Scientific American.
Freeman, Eddy, McDonough, et al. 2014. Active Learning Increases Student Performance in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Friston. 2010. The Free-Energy Principle: A Unified Brain Theory? Nature Reviews Neuroscience.
Gopnik. 2020. Childhood as a Solution to Explore–Exploit Tensions.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.
Lovett, Meyer, and Thille. 2008. JIME - The Open Learning Initiative: Measuring the Effectiveness of the OLI Statistics Course in Accelerating Student Learning.” Journal of Interactive Media in Education.
Squire. 2007. Rapid Consolidation.” Science (New York, N.Y.).
Tenenbaum, Kemp, Griffiths, et al. 2011. How to Grow a Mind: Statistics, Structure, and Abstraction.” Science.
Wieman. 2014. Large-Scale Comparison of Science Teaching Methods Sends Clear Message.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.