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Learning stuff
« on: April 19, 2019, 11:49:44 AM »
Interesting article. https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-i-rewired-my-brain-to-become-fluent-in-math

Oddly, the author is one of the instructors in the "learning to learn" course that I've been spending absurd amounts of time with. My criticism of this and other Coursera courses is that it's too conceptual. I read the article before I realized that.

If I really want to learn something, I head to Kahn Academy or some other online tutorial that emphasizes practice and working examples. I believe that understanding the fundamentals of any complicated topic is critical to understanding, but retaining the ability to use the knowledge gained comes from practice, even if that practice is boring repetition.
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Re: Learning stuff
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2019, 11:21:16 AM »
http://www.joshwaitzkin.com/the-art-of-learning

this guy came along on a blue zone session--he lives full time, raising kids etc, remote, in guiones. solid sup surfer, and he's been local for a year since i saw him......

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Re: Learning stuff
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2019, 08:01:27 PM »
Damn you guys. More to read, more to learn. 😂