Im using the notes of the courses I have taken, the first is “Study online”
Never stop learning, even a little every day you learn something new.
To learn; It is a capacity. We must define to chase, catch or catch something. Give it a meaning, but it goes further, you must seize that something.
Psychology, neuroscience and pedagogy.
It is these 3 sciences that give the guidelines on how to learn and throughout the course we will learn various techniques to learn to learn.
Types of thoughts.
Dr. Barbara Oakley is a reference in the area, if you want to understand how your brain works with respect to learning, you can read some of her books, one of the best is “Open your mind to numbers.” As we learn, our brain generates connections and can create learning patterns that optimize learning.
Focused: When we focus on a long, uninterrupted period
Diffuse: When confronted with new problems (Pomodoro Technique). Learning is interrupted. Give your brain time to accommodate its mental structures.
Stages of learning
Knowing what type of thoughts you have and at what stage you are, helps to optimize your study. David Kolb is the expert in this area, he describes the process of how we learn. Basically, it is: Receive information and process it.
● Receive information:
There are 2 experiences: getting involved (concrete) and theoretical (reflective)
● Process information:
Conceptualize abstract (theoretical) and active experimentation (concrete)
Types of students
They are models, theories, in any case you can help us to guide our learning.
● Active students: Something that challenges them, a challenge, action. They need an anchor partner.
● Reflective students: They like to observe, analyze and need time.
● Theoretical students: They need processes, theory and clarity.
● Pragmatic students: They need to practice, to create something, they need to feel.
So far you have learned how your brain works when you are learning, about learning styles and about fuzzy and focused thinking, but what would be the benefit of understanding how the brain works 100%? Imagine the possibilities
Learn individually: Internalize the learning, take some time to assimilate the information and form the necessary neural patterns. TAKE TIME.
Learn in a group: Explain what you learn, share what you learned.
Learn collaboratively: Allow to question your learning, chat with someone and create an opinion about it.